This is an intro to something bigger, right? The way the prose flows is nicely poetic, just barely hinting at the story behind it. The repetition is SO effective, especially given the title.
Your character and setting are ambiguous, if not totally undefined, but the tone is still ominous without being too heavy-handed about it. I care enough to be curious about what's going on. Does the "they" mentioned could mean the child harm, or are they ambivalent? (rhetorical) It's very interesting, but it doesn't really stand alone. Give us the rest of the story!
Minor typos: "breath" should be "breathe" in the first paragraph; "complains" should be "complaints" in the last section.
Edit: disregard what was said about it not being "stand alone" - I just came across your other post. It fits very nicely together, and adds heaps to the tone of the other piece. I was just looking for something to critique in this one, and that is the only criticism I really had. Will give a full review of your other work momentarily.