Sometimes I dare to dream beyond this pain

Of sunset, sunrise,

Of life again.

And then it slips away beneath the surge

That overpowers

That trembling urge.


I ask not for wild hope or fierce delight;

Anything too vivid

Will mar my aching sight.

I only ask for softened pain-

For breath, for life

For healing rain.

-Nov 17, 2019

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