Behind the shadows

Every beep takes

my heart

beat up

A notch

As I watch

in the shadows

of my screen

For your presence.

One line points

At me accusingly

Remorse bites me

My heart yelps

In pain

In longing

In aching.

My eyes grow weary

From darting

In desperation

And on the cusp

Of resignation

The line becomes two

Then turns blue –

I glimpse you.

My heart leaps

I play it cool

Seeing you is enough

For now, the itch

Will build slowly,

A slight discomfort

At first and slowly

Blossom into

An unbearable urge;

The need to scratch

Will drive me crazy.

Till then, I will crouch

Here in the shadow.

 

I was wrong

You make your way

Through the packet

Of data and the world-

Wide web,

To where I hide

In the shadows, behind

My phone screen.

The words leap out

And embrace me

I lose my cool

And in a few lines

I get lost in you.

 

(c) zaphnathpaaneah 221216

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. Yemie says:

    The opening lines of one of my favorite TV shows…’Poisoned Passions’ that totally weirds me out; reads…’Sometimes, the allure of the unknown; is the deadliest poison of all’! That’s some pretty scary stuff! πŸ˜ˆπŸ˜†

    The World Wide Web’s like nighttime for kids….full of dread and intrigues, with monsters lurking in the shadows and demons; whispering in the darkness! Its an uncertain plain….an unknown and uncharted territory, yet; its pull’s pretty strong….magnetic, like the Bermuda triangle! You just never know what you might find! πŸ˜‚

    But, for as many as brave it…pluck up that much-needed courage to explore enough to soak up in it; they stand the risk of getting lost in its maze…in Limbo, that coming back’s almost near-impossible! The horror! 😯😁

    I love what you did with this piece Doc! The emotions deeply embedded in those fine lines….the moods and feelings, of a certain expectation and of self-control, the euphoria that comes with having one’s sole desire pulling, pushing…crashing through the ‘shadows’ (phone screen), and definitely that fine, thin line that becomes rather blurry; where you try desperately to figure out where the virtual ends and reality begins and youΒ find to your amazement or dismay; that the worlds kinda collide and you’re seated pretty, right at the centre of it; had and well….absolutely clueless! πŸ˜ˆπŸ˜†*tsking

    Wow! This composition’s positively beguiling and the level of creativity employed…unprecedented! β€πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

    Way to go Doc, am totallly regaled-in by the picture painted in ‘Behind The Shadows’ alongside the masterful tale the Narrator splendidly spins! ‘Tis sooo new age, tech-savvy; very relatable as in super-spot on and just brilliant! You sir, are the making of a super-fine Writer! πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜„ Thoroughly ensorcelled by thy art am I….all over again! πŸ˜‰Mwah! β€πŸ˜€

    1. topazo says:

      Thank you Yemie
      Z channel loves you too…

  2. DrSwag says:

    Forceful blast of sweet words….The longing comes at you like a crouching tiger…Beautiful!

    1. topazo says:

      Lol! Thanks Dr Swag

  3. Omotayo says:

    Beautiful…intriguingly so…

    1. topazo says:

      Thanks dear… i am liking this your new resolve: to come out of the shadows and paint this page with a unique hue of Omotayo…i like what i see!

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