What our civilization needs, says Mr Pine,
is some good new superstitions. For example:

On sunny days, when your shadow
is stretched out on the sidewalk, connected

only through your feet, it is
unlucky to leap. But walls

are good luck, where you and your shadow
may walk abreast. Luckiest

are the grey days, when
your shadow stays inside you.

Jim Standish

If you've any comments on this poem, Jim Standish would be pleased to hear from you.