A mostly fair-weather companion it seems,
You are absent elsewhere in my darker times.
Candle light flickers and offers faint connection,
A spectre of gloom separates our natural warmth.
I seek to catch your closeness but you are elusive,
Tantalisingly shady you evade moves to embrace.
Dappled sunny rays dance teasingly between us,
That presence is reflected in our close proximity.
Your vestige clings to my existence upon meeting,
The ombre that defines us is forever untouchable.
©Copyright Eileen T O’Neill 10/05/2015