I’m looking at her, and she’s staring straight back at me
Vacant eyed and expressionless
I motion my hand before her face
She doesn’t flinch
She doesn’t move, not one inch
What does she want and why is she here?
Why when I close my eyes does she not disappear?
I touch her and she accepts
I wrap my palm around her cheek and give it a sharp smack
She raises her arm and does it back
I stumble, bewildered
I move a strand of hair from by her eye
She blinks back absently
She raises her arm and gently tucks a strand of hair behind my ear
She opens her mouth
Here comes the fear