Silhouettes by Elijah Wyman
Keep the lights down low.
Silhouettes bring confidence and peace to me.
I’ll only tell you what you’d know
from a careful glance or a greeting by chance,
less I lose the romance
of an altogether admirable man.
I have fashioned a marble image
of everything I’d like you to see.
Without the things I hate about me.
This is all that I am.
I am all that I am.
If I accept this, I am free,
In mind, In body.
So don’t ask