Empty but Full of Shadows

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: April 25, 2018

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Empty but Full of Shadows

 

After he died

They cleaned the room

Of his belongings.

They brought in uniform boxes that

Smothered their shadows

And when they were gone,

So was everything else.

 

The new occupant was

Wheeled in,

As immobile as the last, and

Ready to live in what

Shadows were left;

 

Hidden from the world

In a second floor room

Again.


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