Silhouettes and Substance

Teresa’s Prompt:  Welcome back to Saturday’s Mix. This week, I thought we’d look at silhouettes…They have wonderful contrast of light and dark to reveal the outline of an object…I wondered how this would look in writing.  If you struggle with a silhouette poem/prose piece, you can also simply use the word in your writing.  Once you’ve written your piece please tag your work Mindlovesmisery’s Menagerie and Saturday Mix.

I could have been mere

Silhouette in your life—

Silent, slender shadow, me;

Soft floral scent wafted on breeze,

Slipped in through your window.

I would have been mere

Silhouette, gratefully…

Your silhouette entered

My heart-life fully,

No slim blur on wall or floor.

Yours was far more:

A broad shouldered superhero,

Suave silhouette of substance;

Pensive blue-gaze, palpable shadow—

Pulse vibrating ‘mid sunbeams silver,

As though you’d escaped Death’s

Pewter visage, his greedy winter eye.

Time has its subtle silhouette—

Whispered ticking, quickly by…

But Ghost-love, you shackled clock and

Calendar; cancelled our span of years

To give me dear companionship

Which lingers, dawn till dusky sky…

Silhouette rose-hip-tipped.

©Jael Sook, 2017 All rights reserved.

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