Moving through the inky darkness
He leaps out suddenly at night
Stepping out from hidden corners
Where previously there’d been no sight.
Each night he hides in darkness’ maw
Awaiting all who pass
Until the sun begins to rise
By then he’s leapt his last.
No one’s surprised to see him
He follows us everywhere
For he is just our shadow
And of course…he’s always there.
Of course there are some places
Where he stays out of sight
It’s impossible to see him
If there isn’t any light.
If you have your dog with you
He has a shadow too
And everything the shadow does
He makes the dog do too.
©Joe Wilson – Out of the darkness…2014
This is a poem written mainly for children