This work was inspired by a woman I met while traveling to the airport. This didn't happen in real life, but from she told me, it might not be too wild a story to create.
To the woman I met today, although I never learned your name, I will always remember the perspective you gave me on life and how lucky I truly am to have the life that I have.
I hope you find what you are looking for, in whatever manner it arrives.
"Please...take me with you..." she whispered, her voice cracked from the endless nights she endured. "I'm weak...I'm tired...please...please" she pleaded, holding her hands together, palm against palm.
To the occasional bystander taking a midnight stroll, this woman may have seemed like a lunatic on her last rope, talking to the sky as if it could answer back. She knew this too. Fully aware of the fact, but she stopped caring about that aspect of her life long ago.
"I don't want to live anymore! Can't you see? I've got nothing left but you keep adding to my pile..." She felt the familiar trickles of water escape her eyes through a memorized path it had carved along the years.
There was no answer to her plea; not even the cloudless night sky blinked back. The brisk night air began to string the scars along her wrists; the lack of an answer had pushed her to try to take matters into her own hands before, and right now, she felt the same urge build up.
"Why won't you say something?" she mumbled, her voice cracking along with her conviction.
"I just want to start over...I want to have a family again" she choked out, barely audible to anyone but herself and the one being she was trying to reach.
She thought back to her brothers and sisters, the memories they had created in their home. Her mother, the amazing woman she was, and how she fought to live, even as she laid on her deathbed. Soon enough, all the innocent childhood memories pulled away from her, and were instead replaced by images of the funerals she had attended throughout the years.
Each time, her health deteriorating driving her to this point right now. Sitting on another park bench, lit up by the dim lights of an unfamiliar city, speaking to a being she wasn't sure existed and wishing for a second chance.
"God...please...just take me with you. Please...say something...I'm not sure what will happen to me I lose you too..."