Unlike old wine

dismantled pedestals echo the memory

of their upright shadows

and commonalities point to their darkness

as though it was still real.


Shadows die hard:

only experience and time will dissipate them.

They remain imprinted

on the eyes of the naïve.


Dismantled pedestals

no longer block the view

of a sun, rising.

Grace Colella is an educator and part-time student in the MAMS program at Regis College.


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