do you feel it, quicken your pace
it is behind you giving chase.
soon it will be here are you ready.
will you be able to hold close and steady.
don’t let it find you just anyplace.
or you may vanish without a trace.
or even worse you’ll be replaced.
remember this is an adversary.
do you feel it,
do you think it is a wraith,
or is it due to your disgrace,
maybe an enemy’s mercenary
could this all be ancillary
whatever it is it seeks embrace
do you feel it?