Shadow world



Shall I say what moves me?

Where the mirror tells its tale

A thousand, flitting expressions

Are briefly shadow impaled.

But the written word must speak for

My hard-to-comprehend mind,

And the warm hand of a friendship

Midst letters bend to find.

A hundred conversations

From a dozen words must show,

Withal warm confirmation

That strengthens, says: "'tis so".



© John McNeil. All rights reserved.
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