The Siblings of Dark and Light

man standing on rock near on seashore

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In a looking-glass we seek clarity,

Light bent back to us by Reflection, our images to see.

But Reflection has two siblings, each darker in their tone than she,

Silhouette, her lovely name a mockery –

As her inky form stands obstructing all things bright,

And so too their brother Shadow, who hides from truth and light,

He lurks behind us mimicking the shades of night.



Sammi Cox Prompt: Silhouette and 65 words

16 thoughts on “The Siblings of Dark and Light

  1. This is vivid, I love the rhythmic cradling, but I have to ask, does shadow hide from truth or light, or do they both define each other. Would either have substance without the other? Darkness may simply be what we don’t know, it may hold wells of possibility and hope? It brings to mind for me:
    “If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me. Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.” Psalm 139: 11-12

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