I strove to leave my footprints in all the paths I had trodden
Only to realise that it is the path that had left its footprint on me.
I took for granted my shadow that I had dragged along with me all this while
Only to discover a trembling self find solace in the shadows that I had given birth to.
I searched for a glimpse of me in the image in the mirror
Only to find it peering back at me with unrecognizing eyes, in a quest for itself.
I watched in awe the shadows dancing to the tune of its fire
Only to wonder if the origin of light is darkness itself.
I wanted to leave my footprints in all the paths trodden
But sometimes it's beautiful to let the path leave it's footprints on my heart
Never to be washed away by the waves of time.