It took me a day or two

To follow shadows in front of me;

You are surprised I know

But I somehow knew I had to go;

The shadows got longer and longer

The more I followed them;

I stopped and looked, and tried to hide and not to seek

But from time to time only took a peek;

The shadows kept going

Without me even knowing;


They stopped a little further down the road

Thinking I was the one peeking at them;

They turned and ran and came

And seemed to have a plan;

I stood firm and stood strong

As if I knew they got me wrong;

They came close but not to follow

It was then I knew I too was hollow.