She looked over at the clock
She closed her textbook
And went to the window.
She got the sudden urge
To go outside.
Glancing over at her unfinished assignment,
She frowned and grabbed a sweater from her over-crowded closet.
She closed the front door and felt
The cool, crisp, September air.
The ground was cold and damp
Beneath her bare feet.
A gust of wind danced, almost melodically,
Through the trees.
It kissed her face and blew through
Even with the warmth of her sweater,
She shivered slightly.
The wind was gone in seconds
And she found herself incredibly lonely in its absence.
She took the stone path,
And made her way to the street.
She laid down
To admire the stars.
Entranced by the sky,
She began counting the stars.
Losing count at 645,
She closed her eyes.
She was surprisingly thoughtless.
She wasn’t thinking about
The future or her unfinished homework
That is due in the morning.
Not about her mother’s criticism or her lack of sleep.
Not even about that boy
She loved quite terribly.
Her mind was silent, the noise had vanished.
She could breathe, but
Only for a moment
Before the pain swept over her
Like a wave.
She returned to reality
With a few tear drops and
Heartache as great
And as powerful as the stormy sea.
Bio: My name is Hannah Meredith, I live in Venice, Florida with my 6 younger siblings. We are all adopted, and who knows, by the time you read this we could have another one. I am going to SCF to get my AA in a major that I have yet to figure out, but I am working on it. Currently I work at Brew Burgers and I absolutely love working there. I hope you enjoy my piece.