Eric Paul Shaffer

Lahaina Noon

Today, I'm a shadowless man.
The sun calls me into the street,
and I walk alone into the light
of noon. The moment has come.

I stand quietly on Front Street
balancing the sun on my head.
My shadow crawls in my ear
to hide in the small, dark world

of my skull. The sun illuminates
the shadow in my skin, and I shine
like a second moon, reflecting
all the light I cannot contain.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, June 28, 2005
Poem Edited: Wednesday, June 29, 2005

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Comments about Lahaina Noon by Eric Paul Shaffer

  • Leigh Mia (7/9/2005 9:45:00 AM)

    I like this poem alot. It gives off a mysterious sort of existence...well done.

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