Hope In Dark Things

By Ashleigh Hatter


I hope in dark things;
in the questionable, in the morally
grey,
in the lurid, in the cold.
Yes, I hope in dark things.

Yet...

There is a toll they exact;
a hurt that wakes with me,
a terror that fills my
sleep,
a loneliness that plagues, and a sickness that weakens.
There is a toll they exact.

But...

They've not yet disappointed.
They've only inspired;
towards betterment, towards
gratitude,
towards joy and contentment.
No, they've not yet disappointed.

Perhaps...

There will be a day,
when the pain I hope for is too
much,
when the horror is too real,
when I've bitten off too much.
Yes, there will be a day.

So...

If it comes...
I'll hope in things of light,
in things of
goodness,
in places serene and faces unseen.
If it comes.

However...

Until that time, though,
I'll hope in dark things.

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In a world so harsh we can only consider ourselves lucky if we create a smaller, better world with someone we can’t live without.

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