Lights Out

Who knows the man in the wall?
“The man in the wall?” the child laughs
But everyone knows that in the wall live only shadows
With no spirit or past or future

Child, there are things you ought to learn
The man in the wall, he too came from the womb
And he too laughs
Sometimes

But who thinks of the wall people?
We are here, we are there
A permanent ornament you have learnt to accept
To accept but not examine, see or hear

We depend on the light
And our past seems like a faded shadow
On a far away wall
If someone switches it off
We will stop existing

Lights Out

Wairua

Joined January 2008

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I wrote this one in 2002, originally in another language.

I was trying to cope with being home sick, and the paranoia of staying stuck at the bottom of the pile forever.

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