I wonder what waits in the dark
I want to know who lurks in the shadow
When I turn
When my breath stilled
Right there at the corner of my eyes, a presence.
I’d turn ever so slowly
Maybe I’d catch a glimpse
Sometimes I’d pause a few breath
At other times in the deep darkness of the night
I’d lie quietly with my eyes closed
Hoping to catch the hum of another breath.
In the darkness,
behind me, she chooses to linger
The girl I was supposed to be