Exercise Wednesday: You and Your Shadow
By Peggy Miller
Write a poem about your shadow. How does it change when you move? How does it change you? What does it look like in different kinds of light, in different situations? What happens when it merges with other shadows? What would happen if you lost it? Does your shadow have a secret life? What does your shadow know about you that no one else does? What happens at night when your shadow disappears? The creative possibilities are legion.
Peggy Miller, an editor with The Comstock Review, has an MFA from American University. She has conducted poetry workshops for over 15 years. Her collections include What the Blood Knows was published in 2007 and Stone Being in 2009, both from Custom Words. Peggy has published a chapbook, Martha Contemplates the Universe, Frith Press, and a Greatest Hits chapbook from Pudding House. Visit her on Facebook.