Cynthia BuhainBaello (November 17,1949 / Manila, Philippines)
While her hurried steps paced the emptied dark alley
She heard distant footsteps following, getting nearer, nearer!
As her heart throbbed in fear and dread, the thought to flee
Quickly gripped her consciousness, oh- but where?
She ran with every strength in her that she could muster
Saw a crack in the wall by her left, a space to hide!
Her gaunt frame slipped in easily as the steps became louder
Just in time her body hid, squeezed further inside.