In the Shadows


I retreat to the shadows
Where drained and limp
In spirit and in body
I am grateful for an oasis—
Both refuge and camouflage—
A place of rejuvenation
But not of everlasting peace;
It is only a matter of time before I am drawn back into the light
So dazzling and alluring
Dancing in it feels delicious
As long as I don’t get burned.

© photo and words by Pamela Ferris-Olson

April 17, 2014


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