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In Silent Shadows



The breeze rustles her hair
in the heavy air of dim light,
and when all of her shadows
should have passed away
they grew closer.
She knows they come
she knows they lie behind her,
but refuses to look past her shoulder
because her back is bare:
a vulnerable offering.
Though her eyes beg to close in fear
the will keeps them open,
hoping to see what was created,
and to watch the self-devastation
at its final height.
Her snow-white fingers,
careless against the black,
bend down as if to caress the malignance
at her feet,
and fall into the darkness from above.
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Submitted on May 01, 2011

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Scheme ABCDEFEEAGHIJIBKLCMN
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 542
Words 103
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 20

Kassandra M. Konecny

Kassandra Konecny is a lover of listening to music, hiking in the mountains, and observing the way people act. She began writing vigorously when she was fourteen and will hopefully never stop. She has had her fair share of trials lately, and tries to encompass nearly every subject there is to study into her writing. Kassandra plans to study creative writing and psychology. She's 17 and currently lives in Utah with her family. Contact her at kassandrakonecny@hotmail.com more…

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