He feathered around her flesh like birds adorning the royalty of her hair. The thing about people who are quick to crawl on all fours is: they eventually stand up, as quickly as they bowed down, and when they stand it’s usually followed with steps in the opposite direction of you- the thing that once made them quenched with fever. It happens this way. You shouldn’t let the fallen knees take the bits of you in their descent. No matter how close the ground is.