Shadow Man's Game.
The Shadow Man silent watches,
His patience is vast,
He waits as humanity make their wagers,
He smiles as the dice are cast.
The Shadow Man softly whispers,
His voice is as slick as silk,
He whispers to the hungry and desperate,
He cajoles the greedy and their ilk.
The Shadow Man silently plots,
He has his schemes and his game,
He is the brother of Betrayal,
And Downfall is his middle name.
The Shadow Man smiles quite widely,
His eyes all fiery and wild,
He is bad luck personified,
He is Madame Night's misbegotten child.
Lawrence Cottam 2015