The first time she was lost, an injured bird,
She’d wondered where she’d erred, how this could be,
Accepting blame, she bought in to ‘absurd’
With opened arms, the truth had set them free.

He looked into the mirrorwall; saw “he”,
She saw; minds had met, they’d saved the day,
The days becoming years, she let it be,
While (armed with new-found, longer leash) he played.

But even in the brilliant Milky Way,
Holes of nothing – black – may lay in wait,
A still, small voice within her cried and prayed,
Until with swanlike grace, she seized her fate.

She turned, abrupt, dismissive of his balking,
“She never looked back, she just kept walking.”

This was written specifically for the Speakeasy challenge #162, following these guidelines:

  • Your post must be dated May 25, 2013, or later.
  • Submissions must be 750 words or fewer.
  • Submissions must be fiction or poetry.
  • You must include the following sentence as the LAST line in your post:“She never looked back, she just kept walking.”
  • You must also include a reference to the media prompt, a video of a magical device that transport the amazed ‘discoverer’ to places of his choosing. A black hole wasn’t in his plans.

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