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.