SHADOW PLAY (2)

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
PLEASE NOTE - SUBJECT IS INCEST & SEXUAL ABUSE and consequently may offend or upset some readers.

Submitted: February 25, 2012

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SHADOW PLAY

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my mother re-assures me

it’s only shadow play

fun shadow play

“use your imagination” play

long necked camels,

giraffes

thick, squat shapes

with funny ears…

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stay, mummy, stay

don’t turn out the lights

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threatening

grotesque

oh so familiar shape

large

silent

lumbering shadow

beery breathed

overpowering

pretend, pretend

It’s only shadow play,

shadow play

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Shhhh

he tries to re-assure me

this is only side play

“let this be our little secret play”

daddy really loves you play

-

shuts the door tight

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not a sliver of light

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penetrates.


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