peter pan’s shadow

peter pan’s shadow got away

escaped

would not stay

too long

in one place

yearned for a little life of its own

no place was home

but the world

and on the run it felt free

from all the constraints and chains

of gruesome normality

with all its neatly folded

fears of its own mortality

and uncreased desires

fixed and unbending

so frayed and ragged

afraid and tired of its

stitched together unending conformity

of being told where it could go

of how it should imitate every move

perfectly or risk the wrath of its creator

peter pan’s shadow got away

and would never live

the life dictated by somebody else.

stitch by stitch

bit by bit

it loosened

and suddenly it…

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