the breeze felt warmer,
the road seemed longer,
and the trees didn't sway as much.
there was a stillness.
she felt more deliberate too,
like she had to think before taking a step.
the fluidity was gone,
and so was the lightness.
it was a usual evening.
she was off on her walk
just the predictable routine,
a few rounds around where she lived.
but something felt different, something felt off.
was it the tunes?
but she had heard them before.
was it the place?
but she'd been there so long.
was it her thoughts?
her head was so full!
was it her heart?
it felt so heavy.
whatever it was, it was too much.
suddenly, something changed.
it got cooler and the leaves began to rustle.
the breeze blew her hair every which way
and she felt herself moving faster.
faster and faster!
she felt a few drops land on her face,
and then, the tears which had been brimming for awhile, flowed.