Jumping on my Shadow

One sunny afternoon,

in Sunday best and

banned from play,

I spied it mimicking

whichever way I moved.

Thus tantalised, I sought to jump

upon the wayward thing,

but always as I moved to leap,

it danced aside again.

It never would be caught!

Has teased me many a day,

mimicking the foolishness

of my pretentious play.