Shadow Play

When the hour is still
And you fall beneath your feet
Know that your body lives
Deeply in the street

Are you there?

We shadow ourselves in the hours
In the fields of wheat
Close but far
We weep

Are you there?

When the gods know fear
And time retreats
Safety in numbers
Hardly a feat

Are you there?

I kindly knock on the door
The roof it creaks
You fail to notice
My feet

Are you there?

When the days are few
But the hour is neat
So we fall furiously
Beneath the seat

Are you there?

We tumble forwards
Though we do not eat
The sunlight in sight
We are the heat

Are you there?

I know not where this goes
And where to meet
That which I seek
My only wish

Are you there?

To find my feet
And trust myself
To bind my beat
The heart
The meat

Are you there?

Gabriel Michael Rain Veihalis

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