Shadowy Girl

Her eyes hold me in place.  I try to notice everything else in vain.  Her deliberate quiet speaks of ill will.  Her half smile is no more than a gateway to an emotion above or below.

The silence outlasts my patience. “You been in the shadows too long.  They wear you like a mask now.  Maybe someday the mirror will let you see what the rest of the world sees.”  I measure my words closely.

There is no reaction.   Hell, I’m not sure if she breaths half the time.   

The eyes stare removing as many layers of me as they can.  There were several more a long time ago.   The shadows took those too. 

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20 thoughts on “Shadowy Girl

      1. Thank you Mark lol. You know the first couple of weeks of really cold weather is hard on people because we’ve had about two-years of winters where most days weren’t worse than -10 to – 15 degrees Celsius, but were generally above zero. Now we are getting paid back in full, but surprisingly, you do get used to the cold weather. It’s taking longer this year but we’re hearty. It’s having months of it from December until Possibly April which is frustrating along with shovelling snow.

        However, we have a lot of Canadian snowbirds too, so those who can afford to or who are retired, often go for a couple months somewhere hot or above zero — Phoenix, Vegas, Dallas, different places in California, even Australia.

        Enjoy your nice weather 🙂

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  1. Hi I already follow your fab blog, so thought I would share that I am super excited as I am officially in the running for the UK BLOG AWARDS 2017! If you could click the link and choose FoodandDrink&Lifestyle on the drop down menu:
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