I walk away from my shadow,
trying to leave it behind,
along with this day –
this day that has drained me.
But it follows me up the hill,
and lingers with me at the gate.
Until, as inevitably as tomorrow,
I follow it home.
Written for the dVerse quadrille prompt, “let’s linger“. 44 words, including the word linger.
I didn’t think I was going to respond to this one – too big a day at work, it was almost 8pm before I could finally switch off. But, a walk outside in the bright moonlight – full moon tonight – and I feel refreshed. Shame I now need to go to sleep so I can face another day tomorrow… ‘night all. Stay safe.
32 responses to “night walk”
Thank goodness for the moon and fresh air. And what a great poem about shadows – their darkness and their loyalty.
Thanks Worms 🙂
learn you can never
I think you’re right John.
you just summed up my tiresome day
Sorry to hear it – I hope today is better for you. And me…
me too 🙂
Hard to get off the beaten path but it’s nice when we do! 💗
I’m lucky – I live at the end of a dirt road. It’s a beaten path, but mostly just by us. 🙂
I’m so glad you joined us because this is stunning!
Thank you so much Linda ❤
Gorgeous writing, capturing the need for respite, for solace.
Thank you Dora.
pax to you to!
A great poem. i hope it made your tea for you after this fine effort. 🙂
Thanks Hobbo. No, it just curled up and went to sleep. 🙂
Well, the lazy thing! 🤣
Moonlight can be magical. Lovely poem.
Thank you 🙂
I can definitely relate to this piece. Nice poem.
I know this feeling, beautifully brought to life.
Thank you Paul
Very welcome Kate.
Perfection in poetry.
thank you! ❤
I think we are having similar days!
🙂 I can recommend standing outside and looking at the moon for a bit. It’s up by the time I’m finishing for the day. 😦
Good idea 🌝
Beautifully penned and so true.
Thank you Usha 🙂