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#23 - My Rabbit’s Shadow Looks Like a Hand

by Rhys Hughes

My Rabbit’s Shadow Looks Like a Hand

80 pages

Published June 2021

My Rabbit’s shadow
looks like a hand
that has contorted itself in order
to cast the shadow
of a rabbit on the wall—
a rabbit that looks just like
the shadow of a hand
contorted to enable the casting
of the shadow of a
rabbit on the wall…

I yearn for a friend
to distract my mind
from this recursion
or else to help me enjoy it—
a tropical woman
her shadow merging with mine
on the moonlit stage
of life as we peer
out of this ramshackle hutch
called the world

Rhys Hughes was born in Wales but has lived in many countries. He graduated as an engineer but currently works as a tutor of mathematics. In his spare time he keeps writing. He is nearing the end of a thirty year project to write exactly one thousand short stories. He has also written plays, poems, articles and puzzles for a variety of international publications, and his work has been translated into ten languages.


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