Written back in season 2 when we didn't know much.

Also at B5 Fiction List.


Shadow Man
Turn around and you're there
dangling a lure of heart's desire,
building a snare of self-interest.
Drown them in honey
and they thank you.
How many flies have you caught
with a smile and a song?

Shadow Man
How did you step upon this path?
Was it fear of death,
or did you leap at the chance
to be on the winning side?
What offer did you not refuse?
What did you want?

Or did they give you a choice at all,
Shadow Man?
Does that hollow smile
hide an empty echoing soul
screaming in silence?
Never, never alone,
a puppet whose strings will not be cut -

A shadow of a man.

-- Kathryn A