She was falling. From such sunlight filled heights above the tree line she gazed at her beloved before her perch gave way beneath her feet, all panic, no warning, no time to cry out, down rapidly she felt herself falling. He was gone. Gone in that moment from her eyes, her ears, her touch with out any warning.Branches whipped her bared heart, leaving cuts and welts, stinging reminders of promises and pledges, whispered oaths, sweet lies she believed because it was truth to her, passing through helplessly, plummeting wildly towards the earth. She welcomed its impact, if only to feel an end to her sorrowing, but the earth reached up and grabbed her close and held her as she wept. She lay there, numb, mute, all thought quieted. She felt unfocused and lost, her aching heart the only reminder of everything lost in the fall.