One More For The Road

February 22, 2015




Hoping against hope...
We face the day...
We wake and eat...
We do our duty...
To... end the day
The way it began...
No worse... but no better...
And... tired... of life.

We hope against hope...
For a break in the dim...
For a miracle... for a win...
For a door... to leave... to begin...
For a mercy... for a cure...
For a gift... for a fate...
We wake...
And we... hope against all hope.

Like a beating... a wound...
That is always healing...
But is never healed...
And you live in the fear
Of another... wound... in the wound...
That again... needs to be healed...
When the healing is hard to come by...
And the scraps... are thin.

For us... the world is a trap...
And there is no escape...
The poverty is too deep...
The hurt is too sharp...
The help never comes...
And when hope empties out...
And that last beating takes hold...
We wake...
We eat...
And we do...
One more for the road.




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