Tagged with shadow

What’s Buried Inside You and Me

What’s Buried Inside You and Me

Sleepless, Under eye circled gruffness. Emotions unconfessed Misdirected hurt suppressed. The darkness I’ve seen in men. The shadow leads, Anger feeds Hard, fast breathing Strained neck seething. The sorrow I’ve seen in men. Whether joy or pain, The intensity is the same, Withheld when awake, But the snore, a roar. I mistake the darkness of … Continue reading

The Shadow at My Feet

The Shadow at My Feet

Oh Sufi curled up sleeping next to me, You have filled my home With meows and yowls, And the patter of paws Running up and down the stairs. Shadow at my feet, In two short months, You have changed my life. Seven pounds purring on my shoulder, nibbling at my nose And licking my chin. … Continue reading

The War Within

I harbor an inside enemy Full-range emotional artillery The self-made war I wage Between the shadow and the sage. She knows what hurts the most, My unwelcome host, Kicks me when I’m down. She knows no bounds. She’s staked her claim and freely roams She calls herself my home. I know her insidious M.O. well, … Continue reading