Last I checked

Shadows

Were black

Dark and cold

But this one Shimmered

With a golden light

Of the Norse

Gods

She was descended

From.

Love broke

Her

Hatred

Consumed her

And I watched

This shadow

Dance.

Poisoning

Her,

The man,

Slowly

And I could not stop

It

Her

Them.

A mother

I loved,

Turned vengeful.

The sapphire

Of her love

Frozen

Hardened

Shielded her

From

Being hurt

Being saved.

The poisonous

Bird

Woman

Trapped

In a cage

Behind bars

Both mental

And governmental.

A topless waitress

Is my new shadow

Of a mother

It doesn't seem

I ever had.

I lay down

For the father

And a .38

Destroyed her

Me

Too.

Bleached blonde

Shadows

Came next

Dyed behind

Bathroom doors.

Too friendly

With the neighbours

I was gone again.

A shadow myself

As I hovered

Barely there

With the rich woman

Cruela DeVil

Until I decided

I would starve

No more.

An angel

She was

Until the husband

Came calling

The shadow

Behind shadows

She disappeared

One day

Drowned

In a bottle

Of liquor

And pills

My fault

And so

Punishment

Was in order

A comic strip

Given

"Don't touch me"

How appropriate.

The nice

family

forsaken

For someone

A little more

My style.

Russian curses

And cigarettes

Salvaging

What could be

Resold

For money

Learning

To make my own

Way.

I left

The shadows

Behind

To enter

The cold

World

With the comic strip

Artist

And still,

I yearned

For the golden shadow

Still dancing

In my

Mind

My

World

I will always

Know

What time

It is

In California.


I hope I get a good grade on this, I actually like the way it came out and so I felt compelled to upload too so I could see what everyone elses thought of it. Not to say it's my best work ever, but it wasn't as horrible as I'd thought it be. Usually for school assignments, all creative inspriationg deserts -sigh- Please, tell me what you think of it though after reading and I'd love to know if you actually tell where all the foster mothers fit in

~Ai