The Wrong Side Of Hope

I am afraid I can never go back and so I never go on

And when the false floor drops you either swim

or you hang

Sometimes you have a friend who kicks open the door

and sometimes they shake it enough

so that it falls open

exposing the universes

 

What is it to turn away

just for an instant

to turn away and back to what you know

even if what you know is silence

and blankness

nothing

is your protection

just for a second an instant

you turn away

 

what is anticipation

 

and hope

in the wrong hands

can be most evil

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