February 9th She Knew Better
She knew better than to expect an understanding. her reality so differnt than the life he knew. She stopped herself from telling him how there was something peaceful about sitting on a stone step outside a doorway in an alley with her bare feet on the smoothly weathered brick. and it was calming cool against her skin. she breathed in the city. Listened to the distant song of night. When she closed her eyes, felt a sigh escape, it was without effort.