Michael Sander


There it is
Off in the shadows
Just beyond where it would be visible to all
It is a figure of blackness
Maybe a shadow itself
There in the dark does it wait for me
To catch me when I least expect it
I know the creature wants me
Until now I have avoided it whenever possible
Staying where the lights are and never straying into the night
But how long can this go on
I cannot hide forever
And one day I will be taken
Like it or not
So why not throw myself at it
Let whatever it maybe have its prize
Why not
In an instant I jump up from where I sit and walk into the darkness
The beast embraces me
Devouring my very being
The pain is unbearable as death is upon me
But I have the satisfaction of knowing I choose this
Not it

Author Bio

Michael Sander has been writing for about nine years, mainly poetry. Recently, he has attempted to write stories.

Other than writing, he has an interest in the outdoors, roleplaying, and computers... At twenty-five years of age, he says he is still searching for direction in his life.

Two years ago, Michael had three of his works published by the National Libray of Poetry (U.S.). This is the first time his work has been published online.



"Shadows" Copyright © Michael Sander. Published by permission of the author.
This page last updated 8-8-99.

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