Running through a field.
Heartbeat drowning out all other sound.
It’s night, and loneliness creeps up on me like shadows.
What am I running from?
It’s ominous. It’s overpowering and all-consuming.
I keep going, not letting it win.
It will take over.
I can’t run like this, not forever.
I collapse upon the earth beneath my feet.
It reaches me
It invades my mind, my thoughts.
It’s whispy, eerie voice says only one thing:
“Silly girl. Don’t you know you can’t outrun your past?”