My breathing, now, was heavy and
My heart was beating fast.
I thought I might have got away
And I was free at last.
But then, I saw the boy again,
He’d followed close behind.
I had to get away, and quick—
Before I lost my mind!
I grimaced as I upped my pace
I made a final choice.
I rushed to tell a teacher, so much
Terror in my voice.
I told her that he’d chased me since
Before I got to school.
She looked at me and raised her brows.
“That’s just your shadow, fool.”