Thursday, July 9, 2009

The Shadow Knows


A man’s shadow refuses to cross the street. After arguing about a shadow’s rights and responsibilities, the man decides to cross anyway and is killed by a speeding car before he can reach the other side. A crowd gathers around his body. The shadow joins them. A policeman arrives, and after a quick count places the shadow under arrest. Filled with remorse, the shadow dies in prison before it can be brought to trial.

Note: File under Marginalia and/or Poems, Slightly Confused.


Update:
In the Forum: trying to remember old encyclopedia names.

10 comments:

brian (baj) salchert said...

Not as confused as I am.

Gary B. Fitzgerald said...

So, I guess one could say that the shadow was umbra arrest.

Gary B. Fitzgerald said...

Sorry. :-)

William Michaelian said...

Oh, yeah, sure you are.

Brian, maybe it should be Poems, Rightly Confused....

Gary B. Fitzgerald said...

I knew that shadow was a shady character.

William Michaelian said...

He was also abused as a child, kept for long periods in dark rooms.

RUDHI - DAILY said...

So the prison was the sun-light?

William Michaelian said...

Maybe. Or maybe the sun was the prison-light.

leks said...
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William Michaelian said...

Thanks for the reminder, leks. And thanks for turning my thoughtless remark toward a positive purpose.