Friday, September 21, 2007

Shadow Walker

~Life is like a shadow.

The sun passes low on the horizon and this shadow lengthens.
Life is forever, out toward the infinite distance!
Then the sun rises overhead. We have created life, raised children
mothered or fathered them.
Yet time turns, and as they grow old
the sun then begins to pass low on the horizon,
the days begin to grow shorter.
This shadow of life quickly lengthens again
as we face that infinite unknowing future.
With open arms, we greet it with a heavy heart and a yearning
youthful-adolescent curiosity.
And then the day is dark, night has come and the stars open the heavens
and your shadow is swallowed by the darkness
and you are forever.