thought that i was alone here

shielded with emerald leaves

guarded by the arms of pine trees

i was free, i was unbound

serenity rushed through my veins


then your shadow appeared

in the corner of my eyes

creeping from behind those arms

and beneath my bare feet


then i found myself running


running through the woods

that once was my source of calamity

now transformed into anxiety


i was running

when something gripped my feet

black mass, lacerating my skin

in a split second, it stopped me

and i saw nothing.