she's soft and warm and almost weightless
her perfume is sweet promise that brings tears to my eyes.
I tell her that everything will be alright
that I'll save her from whatever she's scared of
and take her far, far away.
I tell her...
I love her.
The silencer makes a whisper of the gunshot.
I hold her close until she's gone.
I'll never know what she's running from.
I'll cash her check in the morning.