Bereft of hope

stripped-off pieces

of memories

fall silently

to the barren floor

 

bereft of hope

beaten and battered

slithering to

the emptiness below

 

bereft of hope

clinging

clawing

grasping

clutching

 

onto a sliver

of a whisper

of a promise

on the wind

 

bereft of hope

that sliver

of a whisper

of a promise

on the wind

 

may just

be

hope itself