BODIES and SHADOWS

You think and see how strange it is
It is no mirror
It is no body
It is just a cast of you mostly longer than your form, sometimes sizeable, other times shorter
Sad they can’t be touched
Horrible they can’t be hugged
Annoying they flee your advances to mould
Yet they are your shadows

II
The hot sun that set us up
The cool sun that manipulated us into this
The faint light that cajoled and made us up
Have shed their skins
Some of their seeds almost pleading
Others continuing this cruelty
Can’t you see?

III
You’re me and I am you
I am you and you are me
We are a we: you and I
Cruelty did us separate
Years plastering years plastering years plastering in hundred of years ago
But our root shake at our silent wars
Shadows shaking grounds of bodies with abuse
Thinking themselves better than their source
Bodies howling in anger
Looking down on their shadows

IV
Happy eyes say in their heads
Look y’all are one
But their mischievous mouths smile and cheer our fight

V
Funny
How we will fight the battle of ownership
Ownership of body
Thinking shadow a lesser existence
Forgetting they are one and the same
Stuck for all lifetimes
Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia Β© Nov. 27, 2018

6 thoughts on “BODIES and SHADOWS

    1. So it talks about the differences between Black Americans and Africans. The fact that they are mostly at loggerheads when they are supposed to be of one root. Read again using this clue.

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