My Angel

a throwback, for a friend


I never knew

I had an angel following me,

day by day

every step she’d mimic–

I turn around,

she disappears.


“Who are you?”

I’d scream, silently agitated

with every passing minute


Until she found me,

lonely on the stair.

“Why so sad,” she asked

and suddenly, I knew she cared.


She’d been on my path

from the beginning,

patiently protecting and guiding,

unknowingly saving me

from my own shadow.


November 10, 2011