Shadow Dance

By Katje Kaase


The sun had waltzed away

And left its shadow

It skipped into the room

Happy to be free

To cavort and prance

In a sequined cape

The daylight couldn't stay


The darkness danced

Pirouetting on walls

It sketched and etched

Painted prints in gray

A nightly parade

In black brocade

A ghost in a ballet


November, 2017