Best not to get too close,

Best not get too personal,

To the shadow on the wall.

So, from a distance,

I will admire

The shadow on the wall.

A known capo,

Whose raison d’etre

Is watchfulness,

The shadow on the wall.

Here to protect

A capo de capi dining inside,

The shadow on the wall.
© Caro Ness 2015 

 Photo: Robert Keil, La Palina Restaurant, Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, New York.