My dark-complected companion,
My fraternal twin–
A projected indelible friend—
One who is sometimes invisible
But one who is always at the ready.
This silent silhouette,
A kin to me,
An often elongated acrobat
Emerging Gjiacometti-like from within—
Stretches, contorts, fades away—
Sometimes to lead, sometimes to follow,
Sometimes to be beside me, and—
Sometimes to gather friends along the way.
A married reflection,
Awaits the light.
Once illuminated to life
Through selfless silence,
Through images of me
In anger, deceit, joy or sorrow.
Contemplate this shadow
Waiting for me to come into the light.