Once more the embers spark and
ignite into a small flame of hope!
It twinkles and dances in the corner!
It burns dim now.
Trying to gain strength.
Not quite ready to expire as its
host still has wits enough to heed it…
Dimly shining through the
never ending darkness that is
Striving to recover from the last
drowning douse of despair!
Each hopeful notion or sentiment
continuing its strenuous labor to
become strong and bright
only to be snuffed again by yet
another suffocating wave of despair
to start this eternal cycle once more.