Curse of the Covert Recurrence.

You can’t outrun
your shadow.

New people become the castes
we fill with echoes
of the people from our pasts as
we hide our stories of yesterday
safely within
relationships in the here
and now, haunting us

at every step, possessing
us every inch

of the way as we gravitate to actors
best fit to play the one opposite
the one
you own, as it is the only
song and dance you know.