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like a shade of dawn

posted on: Jun 20 2021

like a shade of dawn

originally published in Libretto Magazine

 

in shadow the glow is soft

in sunlight it’s hard candy

a room in a house through

trees with a purple-pink light

 

you can’t read by it

draw by it

knit a sweater or

darn a sock

 

you can lie, though, surrounded

by how it makes you feel

 

which is . . . ?

 

poised

ready to embark

with the color inside

draped on a rib

rising & falling

with the breath

 

this is a shade for

adventure

discovery

movement

slow glides & small

stops

 

this is the color of someone

ready to leave it all behind

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