Living in the shadow

of a hated limb

is like living in a

cage that's too small.

Sometimes it's your eyes.

Other times, the ear.

For me, it's my nose

that casts the ugly shadow.

Too big? Some will agree

but I know in my heart

that big is nothing. My nose

is me.

And no shadow is too large

in that case.

Feel good about yourself because it is the only 'you' that you get! This is written for the authors and artists of the book Flight (Vol. 3) who inspired this poem. The story "So Close yet So Far", in fact.

More poems (and stories!) soon!