I am the one you fear
Because you do not understand
But look deep within
And see all that I am.
I am a shapeshifter
Challenging you to change
Giving you strength you didn’t have
Before entering my domain.
I am your constant shadow
Never to be known
The one calling you from the deep
When you refuse to go in on your own.
I am a phantom queen
Alluring darkness where few travel
Wrapping you in black wings
Before your life unravels.
I am the one who stripped you naked
Of all you thought to bring
Tools that cannot protect you
From my bitter underworld sting.
I am the one who flung you out
Upon that mist-filled path
Before you crawled in confusion
Through the barren and parched strath.
I am a battle queen
Whose fury makes you shake
Pulsing through your body
Without regard of what you break.
I am a river goddess
The one holding you down
It will be too late when you realize
That it was me who let you drown.