Shadows

shadows

Always,

Bringing the worst out of me

That person I try to hide

That person I try to disguise

That person that lives inside

And will always reside

Glancing quickly

And I look away

Swiftly

Hoping she doesn’t leave

Angry

Over something that arose within me

Killing thee

Softly

Vomiting my insecurities

Onto another human being

In a tussle because I just can’t trust

Myself

And

What he might do

Or

What he might say

It can’t be this way!

When I’m old and grey

I’ve seen those guys

I’ve performed that play

And then a voice said, “HEY”

It was what I had to do to protect you