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guarding the void

 
tip toe with caution
past the door to my thoughts
I’ve hung a do not disturb sign
across the haunting
the cluttering of my mind
a shield
protecting any hidden pockets
but we don’t speak of such things
shhh…
say nothing

as we duck into darkness
unnoticed
scuttling silently away
unheard & unseen
me & my shadow
she would tell you…if given a chance
how hard it is
guarding our personal space
her constant vigil
herding monsters & demons
back into their proper place
it’s her purpose
standing sentinel
keeping their brutality at bay
she’s tough as nails
despite her deceptively delicate frame
she sees things
always
even when I can’t
she's truly formidable
and we’re a package deal
not easily deceived
her cognizance finely honed
a word of caution
think long & hard when you approach
to get to me…
you must first…
…get past her
and that...
is a challenging road



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