Growth rings

New casts an old shadow,
a curtain that I pin to it.
Wisdom compels and cajoles me
to trace lines around the shade
early and soon,
and again in each season.
It marks a contour, not a boundary,
serving as neither containment
nor confinement, but the edge
of a history,
a warning not be enveloped,
and a call to shining a light,
setting the mantle aglow,
stepping forward to find
in illumination a new wisdom
hiding in the dark.

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