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The dancing shadows
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The Dancing Shadows
by Nelson Vincent

It’s the party of spirits
Where I see
One foot; Another foot
the one complementing another
Left, Right,
Forward, Backward
Rhythmical…

These shadows are dancing
The drums reel out
chattering of birds and
melodious music
but all we hear is
…silence…

These shadows are dancing
The stilettos are here
The feet tap
like the tick of the clock
the pelting march of the rain
faster, faster and faster

These shadows are dancing
Yes, the shadows are dancing.
It’s the dance of the spirits
as a newly wedded bride
these shadows dance
we hear echoes of music in
silence…

The dance of the spirit
comes with echoes of the spirit
danced by shadows in that spirit…

Now…
The shadows have danced
it’s time to return to her shell.

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Nelson Vincent Ayomitunde is a law undergraduate of the Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile-Ife, Nigeria.