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Shadow

A shadow follows me
silent
like a night owl
quiet and ever present
it waits for me to make 
mouse like mistakes

swooping down
sharp cutters
tearing into flesh
anything it can get
it don't care

seeking cover in your arms
that will no longer hold me
comfort me
protect me
or I  
or you

your on your own she said
and meant it
with a clarity that rings in my
one 
good 
ear
like a bicycle bell
rung long ago
just preceding the head on crash 
with the shadow





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  1. Date: 12/11/2013 7:47:00 AM

    Patrick enjoyed the journey in this one especially love the lines "seeking cover in your arms that will no longer hold me" :) tc

  1. Date: 10/19/2013 11:59:00 PM

    Patrick... CONGRATULATIONS:) on having your poem featured on the soups HOME PAGE. Goodnight poet friend <3 =LINDA