Transmutation

Transmutation / by Laura M Kaminski

a response to Ihsan Jaffar’s “Love’s Shadow”

on a full moon night
stand out beneath the sky
in the late evening

stand barefoot as
the pauper that you are
and face the light

feel your body now becoming
a transparent figurine, like a glass
chess-set knight or king

let each beam
of reflected sunlight
bounce off the moon

and flow right through your clarity

without appropriation or delay

and when you turn
you’ll find those shadows
you were carrying inside

have piled up behind you
weightless now

–Laura M Kaminski, 2014

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