Shadowalker

There must be darkness.
This is a natural fact.
There will be darkness.
This is unchangeable.

I am at home here.
I know the darkness.
It long ago consumed me.
I am the darkness.

This is not brooding.
Just a state of being.
I am Jarek Shadowalker.
Darkness is my domain.

I stand in places shrouded.
I see and contemplate.
I stand silent, vigilant.
When needed, I act.

I understand the beast.
I became the beast.
For this reason alone,
I can hold the beast at bay.