Carpe Diem Summer Challenge 2019: Shadow

Photographer unknown

blue autumn skies
folded into mountains
purple shadow

blue autumn skies
stretching endless before me
skies blue like your eyes

folded into mountains
a felled giant lies sleeping
dreaming of the past

purple shadow
falls over eyes which can't cry
I have seen too much

Jane & Cie

such a hot day
my shadow needs to cool down
under the willow

such a hot day
sun beats down unrelenting
upon troubled earth

my shadow needs to cool down
it steals away and leaves me
muscles wracked with pain

under the willow
I find trouble waiting there
in the form of thought

Kyoshi & Cie

The "sleigh" of the first Troiku was created by Jane Reichhold (1937 - 2016). The "sleigh" of the second Troiku was created by Kyoshi Takahama (1874 - 1958). I wrangled all the horses.
I have chronic, widespread, low-grade pain from fibromyalgia and am constantly hot and easily fatigued due to my various endocrine problems. The summer is not my friend.
Grover and Clem aren't bothered by this weather, seeing as Grover is a ghost and Clem is a mutant Cactus Man, or maybe a Man Cactus.


  1. I share your dislike of summer. My MS thrives in heat (real or artificial). It turns me into a sad, soggy and grumpy pain-filled mess.
    Shadow on the other hand is my friend. I happily skulk in it. And will continue to do so.

    1. I've always been something of a night person. When I was a kid, I lived in New Mexico and loved the hot days. Since I've gotten older and my endocrine problems have gotten worse, so has my heat intolerance. July is the worst month of the year heat-wise where I live.


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