Shadow Art

Entry for Vivian Kirkfield’s 2023 50 Precious Words Competition. SHADOW ART received an Honorable Mention for “Imagination”.

Rules: Must be 50 words or less, have a full plot arc, and be appropriate for ages 12 and under.

Shadow Art
By Daniella Kaufman
Word Count: 49

Wide awake as darkness crawls
painting shadows on my walls.

Quick! Before I start to fret
redesign their silhouette.

Trace their edges. Find their source.
Gather shapes and plot a course.

Add a circle. Stack a square.
Hang triangles over there.

Reimagine every part.
Goodnight walls with shadow art.

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