Shadow

As if you were afraid of your own shadow
and always watched to see what it was doing,
because you were convinced it was a bad foe
that you should spend your effort in pursuing,
you feared your shady character, your past,
and tried to keep it always in your sight,
but staring at the shadow that you cast
made you forget to look instead at light.
You fear your shadow self could swallow you,
but turn toward light, for it can only follow you.

Abuelo Shadow

Mario A. Pita

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