Different Hues of Blue

Have you ever noticed
when clouds float freely in the sky
grouped yet independent
how the hues of blue
lighten in tint
where the clouds absorb the sun's rays

and yet how
when the clouds become
so intensely grouped
that the sun cannot break through
the light is dimmed
and every shade of blue
is covered over by the drab of gray

So too are we affected
for when we stand too close
to too many
our light, the light of soul
is also diminished

and then
how can we shine…?

? Michaelette ?

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8/9/99
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