A silent front, wind wistles in the sun bathed grass, soothing the tense nerves and steading breath. The heat of the mid-day soaks into bones and thickens eyelids, promising to never end. Time stands still, unyielding, unwilling to lend a hand. Deafening silence.
And then, movement! Adrenaline surging through the viens, sharpening vision and mind. Hold still! Stay hidden from probing eyes and menacing intentions.
The moment passes, relief dries up what strength is left, knees weak and brow sweaty. How long?