She walks in hesitation
Unsure of where her faltering feet should step.
The cracks in the sidewalk threaten to become crevices
down which she will fall
because nothing exists beneath the sidewalks.
The earth beneath the cement deteriorated long ago
Crumbled away, shrinking toward the core of the earth
She walks in hesitation, uncertain if her next step will
bring the apocalypse she’s convinced is coming.