Bonus Cut Poetry: “The Color of Shadow” By Janet Navarro



This is Bonus Cut Poetry, a series that features original poems by Bonus Cut staff, artists and YOU! In this series, our mission is to bring people together in poetry, share stories and display wonderful artistic pieces. If you would like to have your poems in the next Bonus Cut Poetry installment, just email us at

This installment features guest-writer Janet Navarro.

The Color of Shadow
By: Janet Navarro

The faint linger of cool
in the dent
still embossed
on the pillow your lover
left behind–
That’s shadow.

So too,
the odor of
stale cigarettes
smoked in the
where scorched
clam chowder
sits cold
on the stove
Flat champagne in
juice glasses
on the chest by the sofa —
the rusty
scent of
cast off in
scooped up now
and drawn to your
face.  And,
the leftover sting
still hot on your cheek
as the last teardrop
rolls off your chin.


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