A hollow place

Niche: “A place or position suitable or appropriate for a person or thing;” it’s perhaps a time as well. “He’s good at what he does; its just that that is not all that valuable these days.”

And he’s been telling you, “I was much further out than you thought
And not waving but drowning.”

He’s Yeats’ 59th swan, alone in a crowd; a “paltry thing, A tattered coat upon a stick”

“Shape without form, shade without colour.” “Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” He’s a hollow man, a grave man. But well read.

In the niche falls the shadow between desires -See me as I see myself, please- and spasms that can pass as art.