an innocent smile...

with beautiful innocent eyes...

hiding a Universe of Pain...

that should never be known...

no one to know...

no one to care...

she's locked in a gaze

with death and the devil is beckoning...

she's telling them to leave her be...

but her weaknesses are stronger...

she's always just inches from their clutches...

theirs is a grasp that will never be released...

and in the end,

there is nothing to counteract...

the fall that is unavoidable.