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The Shadow Home Show

as told by the wallflower

By Oneg In The ArcticPublished 2 months ago 1 min read
The Shadow Home Show
Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash

Shadows dance cross blank canvas walls

The freedom of the space a paradise contradiction

To the cluttered floor bound to chaos


Feet shuffle and stomp crushing junk

While shadowed limbs flail ungracefully across open sky


They say smoke rises, yet the breathing room is bigger up top

On the ground there’s too much broken glass

And shattered hopes that have yet to float up to the stratosphere


The fly on the wall has the best view

Both shadow and existence unharmed by what’s below


A wallflower tries to bloom in the corner but gets stamped out

It had its roots too low

It shouldn’t have tried to negotiate space (your fault)


The scene is put on mute

The jarring acoustics add too much to bear


No one wants a poem about yelling

So shadows tussle cross empty wall space silently

Trying to claim a sense of this harsh twisted reality

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About the Creator

Oneg In The Arctic

A storyteller and poet of arctic adventures, good food, identity, mental health, and more.

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  • Daphsam9 days ago

    💚💛 well done, dramatic, and very deep. 

  • On the ground there’s too much broken glass And shattered hopes that have yet to float up to the stratosphere These two lines were my favourite in this profound poem of yours! You're freaking brilliant!

  • The rush of wind, the crackle of a fire--or is it broken glass?--stark contrasts of light & shadow, jerkily crossing like a black & white movie that keeps glitching, filled with memories of sound & fury & laughter & life..., & loss. Beheld without a word, simply trying to comprehend.

  • Babs Iverson2 months ago

    Super surreal!!! Sadly shadows show stratosphere silently shattering.

  • Kendall Defoe 2 months ago

    Disturbing and beautiful... I like the combination of sensations in this one. Well done!

  • Poor Wallflower got stamped out 🥹💙🙈Everyone needs room to sprout!

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