earth shadow, Poem, Poetry

Agnieszka Filipek

About Us

I put a black suit on to defend
the piece of unspoiled land,
so our children might one day

breathe. I take my hat off
to mother earth for keeping us
all alive. Now every willow

is crying at nature’s fate. The ferns
grow around my legs to keep me
safe. You’re in a summer dress, silent

beside the polluted lake, your shadow
chasing our dreams. The ring in my pocket
must wait together with my promises.

Agnieszka Filipek lives in Galway, Ireland. She writes in both, her native tongue Polish and in English, and also translates in these languages. Her poems have appeared in over 40 publications internationally. Visit

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