Shadow Puppets

An ottava rima by Mary K. Gowdy

Why do hands on a piano look so
Elegant? Is it how the fingers curve
And move into shapes like making shadow
Puppets? No, it’s because they truly serve
The beauty that lies within their maestro,
Transforming the face that you had known first.
The allure of birds on the wall is made
In what you may glimpse within the dim shapes.




Originally published in the November 2017 issue of Better Than Starbucks. Here’s the link.