I noticed

my shadow slimmer

since my darkness 



When I began to

treat myself

as if I were the earth,

I gave myself 

the chance


To cleanse myself 

of dirty water,

the cleaner 

the water

the fewer

the leaches.


  • Louis Gibbs

    I sense an awakening of spirit here. Well expressed, Gina!

  • FredPeyer

    Beautifully written, Gina! I love the first stanza, the way you described the lifting of darkness. Made me think that we all should go through this cleansing every so often, not only clean the dirty water, but get rid of excess baggage as well.

  • Fay Slimm

    Your write clearly outlines the need for allowing time and chance to be cleansed so light will flow better after shadows depart. Good short-line form for slowing the read. Well done Gina.

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