Living in the Shadows

He walked her home, close enough to be
able to reach out to her, far enough
not to draw notice, he studied her walk, every step, every turn,
graceful, so very graceful, he wanted
to tell her how he felt but afraid of
rejection he kept quite, just walking
her home, living in her shadow,
alking through his feelings,
following what he cherished the most,
until it was finally out of reach.

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