Shadow Above

As I move beneath the sun
The shadows I cast choke life I cannot see
In worlds I will never know.
I tread on billions of lives and pass over more—
Beings that cannot comprehend me as living
Like them
Because they cannot comprehend themselves.
A moving mountain, a force that shapes the world with earthquakes
Puddles splash in tidal waves
Matchstick meteors fall from the sky:
I am terror and death.
Far beyond me, past the sky I see
Walking over my world and giving it no thought
Can there be the same?

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