Shadow Stays Put

The Inseparables
Tangible and intangible

Joined at the hip,
Implacable Siamese twins

The body and its shadow
Life pursued by death

Betwixt yesterday n tomorrow
Present is ever moving shadow

Embarked on life’s journey
Only shadow stays put

Daring to be alone, fly solo
I try to cut my shadow loose,

I stamp on it, fight it, rail against it
Physically resist it, emotionally banish it

All goes to naught, doesn’t quit
Inexorably, shadow stays put

Sun begets shadow and to banish it
Need total darkness or total light

Rising sun and setting sun elongates shadows
Midday’s sun at its zenith, makes it disappear

Total light, is quite intolerable
Hence, shadow stays put

Lobotomy is drastic, life with
Shadows is the ultimate truth

Only shadows stay put

The body and its shadow
Life pursued by death

The Inseparables
Tangible and intangible

Only shadows stay put
Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player, that struts and frets his hour
upon the stage And then is heard no more; it is a tale Told by an idiot,
full of sound and fury, Signifying Nothing.
William Shakespeare

Death is a shadow that always follows the body.
English Proverb
Sayings of British Origin


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