And then I saw her.
Tangled hair. Unsuspecting. Wet.

Where to came up?
Hidden in the foliage tracker breath, the heartbeat, shivering beneath the skin.
Inside the darkness her form became bigger.
At each step the trees pave her way whispered. Deafening. Inhuman. Song.
What to tell her? She don’t see me.

Dropper as sudden shadow. I squeezed her with power on me. I stretched the backbone until the sweat evaporated.
All I wanted was to see her face. Those eyes that saw everything.
Be in their memories.

I left her behind in the soil. A body mine. I tasted blood and walked toward the voice that now familiar, booming invited me to strength.

"It was me".
"That's her fault."