Oaken Shadow

by Gary Sackett


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Standing in the kitchen
early morning rise
shadow from the night light
overtakes me
as I stand, I see
this huge figure standing before me
only his body shows—
enormous, built, defined
his head is not there
movements, mimicked
the lightwaves were cut off
above the shoulders
dining room wall as a projector screen
on the wall hung a picture
foggy oaken tree scene
there was the head
perfectly adjusted
from the shoulders up
stood the majestic life being
roots, tentacled strongly down
throughout the earth
branches as arms, reaching up
down and sideways
swaying, pulsing
leaves, twisting, turning
drinking the morn dew

I watched
swaying, pulsing
my arms, twisting, turning
good morning
my shadow

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