Her figure stands just behind me
Always reminding me I’m not in control
Always making my heart beat faster
My chest tighten, my head spin
Does she realize I see her shadow?
Everywhere I go, she’s there
I try to shake her eerie gaze
A chill runs down my spine when no wind is present
I turn and yell
“I know you’re there!”
She is quiet and patient
What she is waiting for, I know not
Why she looms day after day
If I knew, maybe I could help
Maybe I could free her
Can others sense her presence?
Do they feel her piercing eyes?
Do I dare ask?
I lie in the dark and still her shadow covers me
I stand in the sunshine, but it’s rays do not reach me
“What do you want?”
I whisper in the stillness
How do I rid myself of that which I do not understand?
On the softest of breezes I hear my name
I turn, but no one is there
No one but the shadow
The ghost of someone in torment
The ghost of someone broken
The remnants of someone defeated
The ghost of…Me?