The Silent Follower

I follow your every move

Always behind, never in front

As the day is engulfed into the night, so am I

I have been with you all your life

Watching your every movement and mimicking them

Being there when no one else was

Without you knowing it, or acknowledging it

Without you permission or consent

I am here always, following, doing as you do

Moving as you do, being your second, your clone

Without color, only with light, but always black

What am I?

I am your Shadow

Bound to you by birth, and until death

Always behind you

Forever with you

Your own Silent Follower

(c) 2009 Bianca Ramos

Published: 2009