Within the shadows of my mind
I found her there once upon a time
Appearing vaguely yet somehow intense
I'd never seen her before nor since

Within that drifting subliminal fog
I stared at her, wondering what she did want
It's in the nature of such dreams
That meaning oozes from between the seams

She was a shadow girl
She did not walk the actual earth
She never took a breath of air
But she was extraordinaire

Within the precincts of Dada sleep
Another one soon appeared in the deeps
This time a doppel of palpable flesh
Oh, Beverly, my secret crush

She was the Baptist preacher's daughter
The goddess on infatuation's altar
And in my young dreams of yearning woe
It was so sweet to suffer nightly blows

She was a shadow girl
With coyness unfurled
To veil her heart and mock my feelings
Oh, Beverly, even now I'm reeling

There have been so many shadow girls
Over the years in those opium worlds
They leave their stamp of delectable pain
Then abscond to even subtler planes

Where do those shadow girls go
What do they signify that I should know
Are they harbingers of transcendence
Toward which I strive with a lover's lament

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