Thursday, December 31, 2009



Behind you,
the weird grey graffiti of shadow.
You loom
above yourself, outside yourself.
It's called
projection--casting your darkness
onto objects,
landscapes, people. The good news?
is also a noun, at least when the stress
is placed
on the first syllable. The word leans
its weight
forward, prods you on, invites you
to wear
whatever magical clothes allow the work
to happen.

1 comment

  1. A great poem for a New Year's eve, reminding us of the shadow behind, and what is to come. I love the ideas expressed in this poem. You make a project sound exciting, as it should be, rather than daunting.


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