One Second Per Footfall

Slowly, ever so slowly, she trudges on the puddle-filled street.

Slowly, ever so slowly, her thoughts rise like the tide that goes unnoticed.

It was still early in the evening. Loud croaks of frogs break the constant silence around her. The freshness of the air after a heavy downpour wafts under her nostrils. The wind that blows away her recently cut tress is cold. She shivers and slowly, ever so slowly, she continues to walk.

The supernatural is the only natural we cannot understand.

The supernatural is the only natural we cannot understand.

The supernatural is the only natural we cannot understand.

It plays repeatedly in her head. Persisting. Ingraining. Reiterating. Convincing. A strong gust of the cool wind blows again. The brown rotten leaves of the trees that line up her path, slowly, ever so slowly, leave their branches and soar with the wind. She watched as each of the brown piece take pleasure in its short-lived flight and fall, slowly, ever so slowly, to the wet, dreary ground.

The supernatural is the only natural we cannot understand.

It has now become a mantra. She tried to berate it but failed.

Stop!

The supernatural is the only natural we cannot understand.

Cease!

The supernatural is the only natural we cannot understand.

Please!

The supernatural is the only natural we cannot understand.

The supernatural is the only natural we cannot understand.

Oh, God! I plead You to make it stop! I plead You!

Wisss. Wisss.

Silence. Complete silence except the crickets’ singing and the soft scrunching noise of her slippers as she still walks slowly, ever so slowly.

She understood slowly, ever so slowly.

2 thoughts on “One Second Per Footfall

  1. Wow! Ang husay nito… I like the title, the plot and how the story unfolded. And I can imagine the scenes. I like the use of words as well. What the… I like the whole piece, dang!

    Hello, Singkamas. Makulit ka nga at creative pa! ;)

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