“Shadow”

A tale as long,
as the sun is old
or as short as a song,
hummed in the cold.

I was walking along,
the withered way
when the air felt wrong
and my mind began to stray.

The sun was little
falling from the sky,
as I noticed a riddle
following nearby.

Dark and thin
or wide and light,
a shape of like kin
following through the twilight.

My heart gave a fright,
but then it fell to calm
when the wound in my sight
healed with a balm.

Only my shadow, you see,
was behind me that night.
Walking behind me
seeking monsters to fight.

In that moment I knew,
I was never alone.
Never one but two,
together, fighting the unknown.

©2021 Jai Lynn

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Announcement! Radiate Literary Publication #2

Hey guys!! I made another submission to Radiate Literary, an online literary journal focused on promoting young voices. For their Winter issue they wanted work focused on fairytales and those are my favorite types of stories!

Awhile back last spring I wrote a poem “Fairytale” that got a lot of attention on my blog so I decided to submit it here. I had the pleasure of working with one of their wonderful editors, Sam, and with some of his great suggestions I revamped the poem. The new version just went live!!

Here’s the link—) “Fairytale”

If you have some free time, give it a read. It was one of my most favorite poems to write.

Till next time,

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