I roved the lonely roads, crowded places.
My shadows companioned me through.
I sang songs in the tone of blues.
My shadows listened to all.
I set down my melancholies on paper.
My shadows read them unprejudically.
I danced my tearfulness under the rain.
My shadows contemplated my aches.
I sank down in the light of candlelit room.
My shadows shared my silence with me.
But one night,
I collapsed in the fathomless darkness
My shadow; nowhere to be seen
Where did my friend go? A cry, voiceless.
I plumped myself down in dispiritedness
My soul held me and enlightened;
The true one stays even in the darkness.
– Kritika Vashist
(It felt like I didn’t post for ages, but here I am.)