She stood still.
She was an island in the ocean of people around her.
She was a deserted island in this hustling and bustling sea of humanity.
I looked at her.
She held my gaze and a smile lifted off the veil of sadness from her eyes.
Her smile slowly faded away like the lifeless petals of a wilted rose.
I wanted to reach out and help her.
I felt wretched, for I knew not how to meet her need.