FOOT STEPS

I could hear the foot steps

From miles away

As she came up the stairs

I sensed what was coming

I dug my fingernails into my arms

So the pain I was about to feel

Would not be as strong

I closed my eyes

Hoping to remember my parents

But there was just darkness

Darkness like her soul

She came into the room

My body overwhelmed by fear

I needed to cry,

But I knew that would just intensify her rage

I did not know what I had done wrong

I just knew she was angry

All her pain, all her hurt

Then she was gone

I put my pillow over my face

And look to the stars

Hoping to find an answer.