she sat in the grass, watching the sky in the distance. the wind swept her hair. the water was swallowing the sun.

       (& she wanted to follow)

the wind blew like mad today. the water crashed against itself. i felt sure that a tornado would come spiraling down from the clouds. the boat crashed against the dock.

as the sun sank, clouds rolled in to blanket the straining stars, & for a moment, everything slowed down. the wind calmed, the water slowed. even the boat stopped crushing itself against the dock. but it only lasted for a moment.

lightning comes on like a searchlight; the gods are looking for the escapee.
she lies back and her hair fans out around her.

      the wind returns, & it blows her away.

          (hours spent, watching them watching her.)

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