Shadow Beings

We are shadow beings
Mute witnesses to the pain
Dormant and unborn
Existing just outside your veins
A broken recollection
Forever misaligned
A crackling poor connection
from the corner of your mind
We’re the tiny primal platelets
That dance inside your blood
The prickly hairs
that stand up straight
The sound inside the thud
We’re the truer self
that you deny
trapped beneath your skin
your dark and dirty
devilish self
dripping wet with sin
We’re lighter than an eyelash
less visible than God
We’re the sexy ghosts that dirty dance
upon your soul’s facade
And when your dead and buried
Decomposing in the dirt
We burrow through your belly
And steal the buttons from your shirt

Geoffrey Reilly is a skilled, passionate, and collaborative information designer and writer with over 30 years of experience in the software industry.  
He lives in Warren, RI with his wife, two sons, and their dog, Pepsi.
In his spare time, he writes essays, poetry, and (every now and then) short stories.
You can find his creative work on his blog site, Bending the Needle – Truth Hurts and on his personal website.


If you would like to have your work published in The Poetry Bar send your poem, a few words about yourself and the link to your blog and Instagram account to the e-mail poetrybar1@gmail.com


2 thoughts on “Shadow Beings

  1. Thank you, Luna! Happy New Year!!

  2. Thank you very much for sharing my poem!

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