A Shadow in the Night

December 20, 2017
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I hear my own footsteps
On the concrete.
There is no light,
I'm alone in the darkness,
Eeriness of the night.
Though I try to prevent it,
My heart beats like a racehorse
Increasing speed by the second,
Competing with no remorse.
My coat provides no warmth
To the terrifying feeling that eats at my core.
I remind myself,
While shivering,
Not to take this path anymore.
It is impossible to see,
Yet I notice something
Coming ‘round
Next to me.
Instead of beating quicker,
My heart completely stops
I begin to feel sicker
Then I already was.
I move at a different pace
Faster and faster
The way sprinters do
In an Olympic race.
The thing was still there,
It didn’t have an outline,
Or wicked stare.
It was more of a sense,
I felt it inside,
I sweat and slowed my breathing;
Then lost all my pride.
I wanted to get home
Away from this beast.
I wanted to be far;
A mile away at least.
I wanted to escape from the cage
The shadow put over me.
I wanted to get be safe
From the shadow in the night.

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