You were always there, standing
Not by my side, but behind
Lurking in shadows, lest
You come in my way.
Even though I was never fulfilled,
Going further and further, in vain
Seeking to be completed.
Yet did you not ever think
Of making me realize
That what I sought was so ephemeral,
Fading at the slightest touch.
How foolish I am, despite
Crawling back to your embrace every night;
You were my own to call, my very refuge,
Always reminding me of the knowledge
Not yet turned to wisdom: I am nothing
And will return to nothingness.
Till the journey ends, you shall remain.
For even if I may call the shots
As the illusion fades, I will be
Just another creation, another lifetime.