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Published December 26, 2017 by Nan Mykel

N: I don’t understand this shadow thing so well, even tho I may write about it.

S: I think I’ve caught up with you.  I’ve gobbled you up.

N: You mean like, I’m 75% shadow now?

S: More like 90%.

N: No, wait…You get rid of your shadow by claiming/owning up to it.

S: You admit that the shadow part is you.

N: But…I have some excuses…

S: You can’t recast your whole life at–how old did you say you were?

N: Maybe there’s reincarnation. I’ll have a chance to do better…

S: You’e pitiful.

N: Is feeling sorry for myself me or you?

S: Remember; same thing.

N: Oh alright. I feel sorry for myself for being me.

S: You got it!




Me and My Shadow for d’Verse

Published May 4, 2017 by Nan Mykel

Watch Out! My Shadow’s on the loose

with beaked visage, dressed in puce.

He’s up to no good, I can tell

trailing his embers straight from hell.


Rude, uncouth, he throws a fit,

replacing niceness with a snit.

He gets like that from time to time,

just when my life is too sublime.


They say that I should chat with him–

admit he springs from my own whim.

But what if he enlists me too

and I become a scary shrew?


What’s worse they say that he’s a she–

“if I’m a she then he’s like me!”

No way! I know that it’s a him.

Thinking female would be too grim.


I never thought that this offender

would ever be a transgender!

Oh heck, I’ll claim him for my own,

despite bad seeds that it has sown.


If he is me then I can stay

his acting out this very day!

I’ll say not he or she but we

and end this Shadow fricasee.




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