Alter Ego

by lynnkennison

When the light exits

and the dark dances freely

your monster paces, waiting

for his prison to open

Naïve and willing

your guard  is breached

he toys with your innocence

stealing fragments of reality

An assassin of virtue, claws

at the walls of your mind

toiling mercilessly

to disturb your strength of will

Preys on fragility

the shadows within

competes for time

growing greedy with sin

Engage your war

you hold the key

he exists secondary to you

an isolated subordinate