in the shadows

in the shadows
behind me
a dream image
of a time lost
and soon recovered
a shadow of
a light
in the distance
of my memory
supporting me
with strength
and courage
but what of love?
this is my soul self
is my silent guide
my self inside
and above all
daily strife
giving and taking
pushing and pulling
writing runes
on my wrists
and fingertips
telling me
the truth
behind myth