Taken by surprise at the screeching seagull
swooping down trying to snatch
the sandwiches she had made hours before
circling above so menacingly
running along that path in such a blind panic
petrified mental state manic!
In front a lone person was blocking her path
dread becoming overwhelming
as she neared they did not move aside at all
it had meant to be a break
from the stresses of an abusive relationship
in reality losing her grip!
The uneven clifftop path made her stumble
as the paranoia took over
the gulls relentless onslaught continued on
the shape ever closer
fatigue making every muscle painful to use
lungs gasping in self-abuse!
Unable to stray being a steep bank one side
the other a sheer drop to incoming tide!
Approaching the spot where the person stood
realised nobody was there
shaken it once more attacked balance lost
the sky now in her vision
over the edge with an increasing free fall
just like a child’s rag doll!
Something watched as her vision and life faded!
The Foureyed Poet.