Taking Flight

And she closed her eyes;

Daring her soft lids

To betray her.

They did.

She prayed no one noticed her sadness,

Sliding down her cheek.

They didn't.

And she longed to escape.

From this room

From this skin

She couldn't.

And she didn't know why.

Why it was her,

And not them.

Why did they get to fly

When she had to fall?

Maybe she could

Take flight too, but

She wont.

And in the darkness,

Her darkness

She paints

That familiar smile on her face

And wonders who will

Remember her.

I will.