Saturday, February 5, 2011

Little Shadow

What you see is not the end
not the light, the darkness
is only proverbial.
Bring yourself closer
see the shadows
step on their toes.

You're just a little too far away
to hear the creaking cracking
just a little too far to the left,
stand up straight,
don't blink to adjust
to the gloom
Just step into the shadows
Breathe them in
You're just a little shadow too.

Be a little shadow
be proud
hold your rifle close, Shadow.
Things that bite
bare their teeth in the dark.
Things that sting
will find you Shadow.
Be brave
and remember
What you can't see
can't hurt you, little shadow.