Feathers discarded during vigorous preening
catch on a fragment of seaweed
gently, gently spin
One of the frustrating things about being far-sighted,
at the beach,
wearing prescription sunglasses,
enthusiastically looking for shadows,
camera in hand, poised,
at the ready -
is that, with my sunnies on, my vision is fine,
I should be able to see the screen.
But my very practical sunnies are polarised, the screen appears black – there’s nothing there.
If I take them off
I can’t see the camera screen,
everything is blurry.
I shoot blind.
It’s only when I get home to my laptop that I can see what I’ve taken.
I celebrate when something appears
To see shadows from around the world drop in at Hey Harriet who hosts Shadow Shot Sunday.
A Drabble is a story told in 100 words. No more, no less.
A river of stones is a project started by Fiona &Kaspa to encourage people to engage with the world through writing. In 2011 they invited people to join them in writing a small stone each day during January (and July!)