SHADOW LAND
by Mel Waldman

One day after I followed the Shadows into a bleak,
barren landscape,

perhaps the Other Side of Reality
where humans dare not go,

I vanished within an
invisible universe,
swept away in
terror and awe.

Then, I discovered something even
more beautiful
than life itself.

I found IT
in
Shadow-Land,

Where Darkness is illuminated
and ancient secrets
ineffable and unknowable
are partially revealed at Midnight,

when the Shadows whirl and swirl
across the spiraling universe,

dancing the Dance of Creation

as we sleep, the deep sleep, and dream
divine dreams of dark revelation.

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