Dark clouds hang low in the sky.
Diffused light casts eerie shadows
across the land.
Light and dark vie playfully,
like mischievious children,
as shadows slowly change
from one amorphous shape to another.
The darkness of the shadow
invites seclusion, momentary shelter,
protection of all secrets,
where unspoken feelings
lie safely hidden
and reality falls prey to
false inuendo and obscurity.
Fragile emotion seeks darkness,
desperately avoiding exposing light,
bound by fear,
sadly resting forever in the deep recesses
of the shadows.