Today she broke down crying into a watermelon, and as her spoon dug deep into it's tasty flesh, tears collected in the corners of each eye.
And as the juices squirted onto her hands to run down her arms, her shoulders shuddered. And she cried. And she didn't know why. why why why why She whispered. Her lips moving to repeat over and over again.
And I stood near to her, and watched over her.
But I could do naught for her, or her chest heaving, racked with sobs. And her eyes gazed heavily somber. And her lips trembling, cracking, disappointment. And her spirit falling, crumbling.
I watched her all the while, and stared, where a woman, a strong woman, had confronted her inner demons, and lost; and was replaced by a shadow of herself.