Standing out in the rain, shivering, wondering. The streets are dark, the road empty. My thoughts ring loud as I stand by the curb. The dim street lamp flickers, causing the shadows to dance in the distance. It's not long before the wind picks up, a gentle breeze, but enough for me to feel it at my fingertips.
I breathe deeply.
I hold my breath.
Slowly I exhale as I stand soaked in the rain, in sorrow, in pain. Finally the car arrives.
I was not ready.
A warm voice tells me it's time.
I do not hesitate.
I get in.
I look the driver in the eye, knowing that this will be it. I nod before turning back to look at where I once stood. I watch it as we drive off. I linger in the reflection of the window. The shadows still dance, but they are silent now.
It's all silent now.