They come out when it’s light and follow me into the dark. Each step they take is in unison with mine. They never leave my side even when I wish they did. They remind me of the person I was and the person I’ll never be again. My shadows have many shapes some small and some tall, but the one I fear the most isn’t a shadow at all.
It’s a weary world, you said this before as you held my hand and wiped away your tears. “I’m so mad at you” those were your last words. My neck got heavy as my head fell to the floor for I realized then you were too far gone. A few days later I got the call. You left me forever our love had died. A bullet took you away as time has taken away my life.
I haven’t seen you for thirty years. Your smile still wide with skin so soft; your beauty radiates within my heart. Your bone structure still strong and defined. Your voice still clear and pure from lies. I love you now like I loved you then. Though my vision may be gone my sight of you will never fade.
Turn away and don’t look back. They’re chasing you and screaming your name. I see them smiling; their taunting your dreams. Your memories will manipulate your heart. They’ll make you believe your meant to fall apart. Turn away and don’t look back if you let them catch you, you’ll suffocate in them.
Close your eyes, it’s your turn to play pretend. Your lies have circled back again. Time has halted, there’s no more race, no more time to put on a new face. Your raw emotions placed on our store front. Everyone looks, but they’ll never touch. You whisper “no more lies,” as I lay down my head. Maybe one day you’ll prove your honesty bares no end.