That moment, the moment you seeped into my soul like poison,
an injection of you.
You shone like a multifaceted jewel, smooth like velvet spilling into velvety darkness.
I, I needed an anchor in the darkness, and you were what reached for me.
And I knowing better reached back.
when it feels too late,
I recoil from the sting.
Your shadow hovers like impending death.
I am and I don’t know how to free myself.
Copyright 2019 (original copyright 2009). Jenny W. Andrews. All rights reserved.