Creeping behind you, it's that flicker in the corner of your eye.
But when you turn around, nothing's there.
Shadowing your every footstep, overlooking everything you do.
No one can see it, only your eyes can.
It brings you down to a place where you do anything, be anything, say anything to get out of the hole it's carved for you.
You scream, you cry, you hurt yourself in desperate attempts to ease the pain raging inside you like a fiery inferno, grazing your happiness into ash.
You try to live, but the shadow smothers you, darkening everything you see and everything you hear. Finally you can't stand anymore, and you break down.
The vent lets it all out, and you think you're okay. You think you can get through the week finally feeling happy. But when you step outside, the light is still darkened.
But nobody's there. It's only a shadow in the corner of your eye.