I’m killing the hope

I’m killing the hope
That wants to grow
Day by day,
Breath by breath.
I’m slaying it
With all my might,
Poisoning, strangling,
I’m burning it down.
And then I pick it up,
I bring it back
With gentle tears
And lost kisses.
Hope never dies.
But I do. Every time.

Alenka H., 2021

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