In Your Shadow

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In your shadow,

I find the comfort of shade–

no heat beating on me,

just a respite on a summer day.

 

In your shadow,

I find the comfort of your nearness–

I don’t need to hold your hand

when I can touch your silhouette.

 

In your shadow,

I find the comfort of your lead–

letting my guard down for once

in complete trust of your competency.

 

In your shadow,

I find the comfort of hiding–

not in fear but as a safe place

from which to start trying

 

to put into practice

all the things you’ve taught me

by example

and as I listened intently

to you and your stories,

 

and now that I am ready to leave

your shadow,

I find I do not want to go farther

than the sun

beside you.

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Poem and images ©LauraDenise

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