The Shadows Want Me – An illustrated Poem


I wanted to do something special with this poem.  I wrote it over a decade ago, when I was living in my parents garage.  There were no electric lights, but I didn’t mind, I’ve always loved the way candles light up a room.  On many stormy nights I watched the shadows, which to me seemed like they were playing in the corners of darkness.

A few months ago I reconnected with Ben Speichart, an old friend from high school.  I’d seen some of his illustrations online and I asked  after I had seen some of his illustrations online.  I contacted him to see if he wanted to collaborate, my idea was to put his artwork together with my words.

Click on the photos below to see the finished project and hit the share button to help me out!