if there is light there’s a shadow.

as she stepped out into the noontime, she couldn’t shake that feeling that something was missing.
-turn around.-
she had learned the futility of ignoring these voices long ago.  either she paid attention or they increased in volume and density and mass and all those other 4th grade science terms until she could know nothing else.
she turned around.
and watched her shadow break into smaller and smaller pieces until the pieces became smaller than the pores in the sidewalk and slipped down like so many raindrops, down to unearth the worms that sizzle on the surface since worms are much bigger than broken shadow bits and often find themselves unable to fit into sidewalk pores.

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