LATE BLOOMS: Rock-Bottom Sad

Things just seem
so bad at times,
so bad we can’t help
but feel sad
rock-bottom sad
as everything we hold dear
fall apart
and we trudge on mindless
closer to the precipice
of a bottomless abyss.

But then in our heart
there is that small flame
that refuses to go out
and we think that maybe
all this is but a nightmare
that will go away
upon our waking.
Yes, we stubbornly cling
cling on to hope –
because there is nothing
else left to cling to.

Eric S.B. Libre
17 January 2021