Endless Hope


Endless hope nourishes my bones
And makes them flex as I reach for more.
It gives me warmth as my power fades,
Lights my dreams like a flame in the dark:
Fills my head with the world of my heart.


It fills my heart with an aching fear,
And fills my head with its endlessness;
Snuffing out my untouchable dreams,
And stealing my warmth with its deceit.
Leaving my bones icy and brittle.


Endless hope, for all its promise,
Saves us not from a hopeless end.



The narrator is waiting for a lover to return, while knowing how pointless the waiting is. It weighs the desire to recapture the joy of the memories, against the bleakness of the future (its cold hard reality) and sees the way the balance tips.

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