Formation

puppet.GustavoThomas

It is the fire behind the screen
that defines my
form –
like a shadow puppet
gliding through the motions of a familiar
play.

My role changes
as life’s stages shift – fallout, integrate,
recreate –
that’s when the puppet transcends its
linear
cut
out.

Briefly,
swirling like mist from a dawn lit lake – cascading
like the spray from thundering
falls— free flowing like the bulbous drops
in a tropical storm,
my course is
redefined.

So layer me up,
snip me away,
or colour me with your
translucent film –
a little adaptation for the next act?
Make no mistake:
only the fire will
bring me back.

Amber, flickering, burning
light –  a medley of passions,
human intricacies traversed in the white.
Predictable like an eclipse –
spontaneous like the sun’s
long fiery licks –
it hugs
my outlines.
The silhouette: it is
mine.

 

*Image courtesy of Gustavo Thomas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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