The Edge of Shadows

Kevin J Fellows
Apr 17, 2022

My Personal Poetry Challenge: Part 3

Child’s shadow near a stream.
Image by Demi from Pixabay

The Edge of Shadows

If you watch the edge of a shadow —
stand still and silent
so not to disrupt the flow —
you can see its edge move,
eon slow, steady momentum

Advancing or retreating —
edged dim and bright,
cutting into the future —
carving out the now,
creating an instant; our past

The relentless march of time we fear —
marking our passing —
our going into our coming.
If you remain still enough,
earth moves around you

I’m the author of the novel At the End of the World and the poetry collection An Important Sky. My short fiction and poetry have appeared in Translunar Travelers Lounge, Star*Line, and others. I’m also co-host of The Time is Right: Living a Creative Life podcast. You can learn more at

Kevin J Fellows

Novelist & Poet. Author of At the End of the World. Creativity Podcaster. More at: & more poetry here: