My Shadow


My Shadow

The earth sings
Yet I cannot hear

With heavy heart
Dark clouds engulf me
Alone in the dark,
I wait
Drowning in sorrow
Self pity, abandonment,
Unexpected changes

Two cement feet
To lead me on

Clouds hang low
Closing in around me
Obscuring my view

With my shadow
Its face
Mirroring pain
With oceans of tears

Shadow sits there
Staring at me

Wanting to escape
I start crawling up
The slippery ground
Streams of tears
Gurgle in my path
Sliding and slipping
This, a formidable climb

Clouds disperse
Showing the edge
Over the top I leap

My shadow has followed me
Exhausted, I surrender

Hélène ©willowpoetry


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