They kept telling her.

What to say, what was right,

That everything was fine.

But she was meticulous.

She snooped, she sneaked,

She found out.

They were all lies.

She ran.

The lies swirled around her like

a raging windstorm.

They followed her, invading her thoughts

She crawled to the corner,

trying to escape.

The clock hummed quietly, watching her go insane.

The lies engulfed her, like a hungry ocean.

You saw her waving,

You waved back.

But you were mistaken.

For she was not waving, but drowning.