My Shadow

Today I tried.
Again and again.
To jump over my own shadow.
Each time I jumped
it moved first.

So, I tried leaping.
But my shadow only
leaped ahead of me.
And now we were
doing long jumps.

But it was the headway
that remained
out of reach.

by Herbert Nehrlich

Comments (3)

Hey, a bit like going around in circles. It terrible getting nowhere! This made me chuckle. Sincerely Ernestine northover
O yes, this takes me back to being six years old: -)
Cute! Nice and light!