Shadow Play


stenciled silhouettes illuminate
thin cotton screens
characters with grotesque features
perform scripted puppetry

nothing seems real
in this dance of shadows
where heroes and villains compete

only the faint glimmer of stars
above illuminated fabrics
suggest there are stages within stages
and performances never seen

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