Penumbra

Penumbra

My father the sun,
my mother the moon,
I was that edge
created by their union—

that category of child,
partially obscured,
who cast a lighter shadow.

Just as much of them

as either might have wished,
I learned to shed my own light
by tracing the patterns
of theirs.

 

Prompt words today are penumbra, category, obscure.

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About lifelessons

My blog, which started out to be about overcoming grief, quickly grew into a blog about celebrating life. I post daily: poems, photographs, essays or stories. I've lived in countries all around the globe but have finally come to rest in Mexico, where I've lived since 2001. My books may be found on Amazon in Kindle and print format, my art in local Ajijic galleries. Hope to see you at my blog.

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