The Shadow

The Shadow

“Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.” – Walt Whitman

The Shadow

The shadow raged over the city,
creating dusk from dawn –
night from day.

The people fall to their knees,
hands on top of their heads –
chins on the ground.

A chill came over their body
as the dark air
placed its frosty fingers
on their cheeks.

Cold
Colder
Coldest

The shadow took its victims –

one by
one by
one.

The victims give in
to the grip the shadow has
over everything
and everyone.

The victims are left

Cold
Colder
Coldest

Frozen in time
Frozen in life
Frozen in mind.

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