Sunday, December 11, 2011

Falling Thoughts

They were falling, falling like heavy water during a Springtime thunderstorm.  The earth below was saturated, protesting with splattering sounds.  Chilly air clawed at her clothes as she stood pondering a secret waterfall from the gutter.  Was it all just an illusion?  It was hard to tell, especially when reality blended seamlessly with the images from her mind.  Maybe it was a mistake to have acted so brashly, but it seemed like the right thing to do at the time.  A crow cawed overhead, sending shivers creeping down her scalp.  A bad omen.  For once in her life, she didn't have an answer...didn't know what to do.  The battle in her mind separated her from others.  A solitary life amongst family.  Soft earth squelched between her toes as she strode up the path to the front door.  She threw a glance over her shoulder as she entered the house.  Only time would tell if she had made the right decision.