how much hope
is enough for one to
save oneself?

i carried a bit with me
like rose fragrance.
that did not last long.

but enough to save me,
as it is.

hopeless minds and
hopeless hearts
are haunted places.

no one loves to stay.

you can feel everything
but incompletely;
like your life has
like questions shackle
your feet every night
you plan to sleep.

without hope
you ought to suffocate yourself.

you must carry hope
small enough to save you.

even if it’s just as little
as the last drop of water
in a desert.


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