I thought the shadow followed me around
Always protecting me from harm’s way
Listening to my frustrations and anger
Smiling at my banters and jokes
Wiping my tears, never being judgmental,
And reassuring me that I was not alone—
But it was the sun all along.
Chuck Joo’s poetry has appeared in amphibi.us, Carcinogenic Poetry, and Foliate Oak. His website is http://joocartoon.weebly.com.