A fog of fear surrounded her,
one soul in a sea of strangers
loosely bound by misery.
While families huddled, waiting
in minute theaters of tragedy, she
dreaded the sudden end of hers.
This unexpected day was yet familiar.
He was sworn to protect her,
to save them all from monsters.
But mired in forced patience she
could not help but dwell on one
Why can’t someone else save them?
And guilt ensnared her, baited
by the terror of impending solitude.