Hiding in a silhouette

A man silhouetted against the setting sun

Hides so much in plain view

You cannot see the colour of his clothes

You cannot see the colour of his skin.


To know this man you have to work

Your angle of view hides his true height

You seek something to determine scale

But watch out for the misleading


A man silhoutted against the sun

It’s morning now, the sun is rising

Hiding the day in dawn’s  early shadows

Hiding all but the presence of this hidden man


How is it that a silhoutte is so clever

To hide everything except a stance

To rob us of the features that tell us

So much, it leaves us quite blind.


The truth, hiding in a silhouette.

via Daily Prompt: Silhouette

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