This one inspired something in me I have not attempted much in a long while : A sketch. Nothing really fancy, but felt it might fit.
In your shadow,
Always in your shadow…
Oh, I know I more or less
Reside there, as I always have.
A shade to shield me
From the intense glare of the world.
But, there are days the long arms of
Hem me in,
Quenching my feeble light,
Holding me a little too tight
In the embrace of your protection,
And I find myself feeling oh-so-small,
Almost as if I were not there at all.
But, though I chafe,
It has always been this way-
Forever ducking behind someone
There is no escape.
Oh, the worst kind of aloneness
Can exist in the house
But, where else would I go
But to another shadow?
Might as well stay…