Glimpse

by Miss Shadow Lovely (2012)

Why, hello there.
Do you know who I am?
Ha, of course you do. Well, subconsciously, you do.
You just choose to deny it, but you know who I am.
In fact, you’re aware of me right now. You just choose to pretend I’m not there.
Ignorance is bliss, right?

I’m the shadow in the room that appears darker than the others.
It’s not your imagination.

I’m the figure you see out of the corner of your eye, that’s never really there.
Just turn around.

I’m the eyes behind that feeling you get of constantly being watched.
I never stop watching you.

I’m the presence you feel when you’re completely alone.
You’re never alone.

I’m the image that you never notice on the back of your photographs,
Standing right behind you.

I’m the one who is always just outside your direct line of sight.
Well, consider yourself lucky, because every time you see me,
I get a little closer.


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