Death of the Undead

shadows at dusk….

—–

shadows perform their

own personal supernova

at deepest dusk

when the sun’s

death rattle

encourages all that is

sinister and evil

to loom larger and grander….

longer and leaner…

Till the ebony maw stretches

its widest….

sending all that is good and sweet

scampering and scurrying back

into their holes and burrows

Only to snap violently shut…

Til Darkness swallows darkness

and the true night occurs…

—–

David L. Whitman 05/21/2012 from under a sky so blue…

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36 thoughts on “Death of the Undead

  1. I love the part of day when your shadows stretch like that, and a piece of you touches far far away from where you actually stand. Makes for really awesome shadow games…love this. Hope you have a great day!

  2. I love the photo very much. Looks like death’s bed to me, elongated thoughts, and/or the final stretch before returning to true form. I think it is one of my favorites that you have shared. Never heard dusk described so effectively. Amazing the power of light. Oh, and last couple lines….superb. ๐Ÿ™‚ Sam the green fruit

  3. Fabulous David!

    “shadows perform their
    own personal supernova
    at deepest dusk…”

    Oh my this explains why I have a thing for shadows ๐Ÿ™‚ But they can be a bit scary too …as your poem expresses so masterfully. Love it much! ~RL

  4. Really enjoyed these lines…

    “shadows perform their

    own personal supernova

    at deepest dusk

    when the sunโ€™s

    death rattle

    encourages all that is

    sinister and evil

    to loom larger and granderโ€ฆ.

    longer and leanerโ€ฆ

    Till the ebony maw stretches

    its widestโ€ฆ.”

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