Shadow Self

A shadow creeps below the water
Lurking beneath the surface
Unseen, unheard, and unmatched
I know what it is.
I’ve seen it.
I’ve heard it.
I am no match for it.
Our relationship is older than most.
Remaining my most stable aspect,
It speaks to me.
I listen to its gentle whisper.
It tells me everything is fine.
It helps me cope.
This creature has but one secret.
I fail to remember it.
It’s killing me.

About this poem

This poem came to in a time of self discovery. It is about several things all at once.

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Written on April 01, 2023

Submitted by bennettm.22202 on April 03, 2023

Modified on April 05, 2023

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Stanza Lengths 16

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