Closing cycles

by Shreya

All she wished at the moment
was to shut everything down.
Her soul felt crippled,
her heart felt heavy.
She knew pretty well
it was all in vain–
he was far, far away
just an illusion in a desert
just a star in some far-off galaxy.
But every time she looked at him
began another cycle
of waiting, wailing
and of being broken down.
But this time
she picked herself up
and like a brave girl,
she gave up her past
wore the brilliant smile
and walked away.