labyrinth
I cast you out

I cast you out
but you will not stay gone
I sought peace
a rhythm of silence

I cast you out
but see your ghostly form
in shadow as the night
shifts and shatters

in this silence I am broken
without your voice
begging me to live
bringing me anger or fire

into shadow I am broken
what did I betray
to find my way
into this loneliness?

the night is cold and so silent.

(c) 2005 J.L. Stanley