Until a child appears,
Lost and confused
Amongst all the movement surrounding her,
That only she can see.
To the unknowing observer,
She is all alone in an ancient ruin,
Little light brown pigtails twisting
As she spins around on the spot,
Looking for a safer place than here.
Blue eyes flick over each ruined wall,
Until suddenly, she sees something.
Her eyes light up and she smiles:
There is someone out there,
Blurred, but recognisable:
Someone she trusts to keep her safe.
She begins to totter
Over the uneven ground towards them,
But their smile is reduced to a sad neutrality
As they begin to fade into non-existence.
The little girl begins to run towards them,
Holding one arm out,
Trying to catch them before they're gone.
She reaches them right as they disappear entirely,
And she is once again in the centre of the ruins - they seem to go on forever.
She looks around once more,
Her legs give way and drops to the floor.
Silently, a fat tear begins to form.
It spills over her eyelashes
And rolls down one cheek.
Softly, she begins to cry,
Realising that she does not know
Where she is,
Or if anyone can find her.