Shadow Of An AfterthoughtShadow Of An Afterthought13 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I was really made as an afterthought
-I'm not really thought of-
I'm kind of …
you know? The big red one?
That escapes the chubby little fingers
(You know, the sticky ones?)
Of a little kid, who, in turn
and is quickly appeased with promises of ice cream.
Does that make ice cream an afterthought?
if an afterthought can make another an afterthought
Who have I un-thought?
if I was ever thought of…
So maybe I'm more of a shadow?
(They're not noticed, you know?)
Like the really brown leaf at autumn that just floats around
(You know, the crumpled one?)
It's not really there; it's just a shadow
it's really there
I'm not really here
I'm just the shadow of an afterthought