Paradox of Shadows

live on the edge

where shadows nudge

night greets day

dark flees light

past overlooks present

a probable future



life in the penumbra

is a paradox

it is viable

pulling either way

constant conflict

to what end



seeking what

the penumbra?

contradictory interrelated elements

existing simultaneously

persisting for eternity



hither and thither

clawing, dragged back

inexorably, irreversibly

to the core

of darkness

or light

© 2017 Michael D Emmerich

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