Beast in the shadows


The beast in the shadows never really leaves

the world turns but groundwater stagnates
dead limbs will never sprout green in bud

and buried beneath the debris the unfurling shoots
dig their roots entangled and companionable
while my steps surface-skimming leave no trace.

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

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