A Bit Of Gray Peeking Out

Don’t you hate?

Heavy lids, dull eyes, jealous heart.

Hateful thoughts, ugly lies escaping.

The stifling cocoon of inadequacy.

Slumping shoulders, curved spine, bent knees.

Longing for the all-consuming comfort of open wounds.

The weight of exhaustion.



Don’t you love?

A bit of release.

A full intake of breath, balanced with a paired exhale.

A bit of gray peeking out, from behind the black.

Illumination, far ahead.



Don’t you hope?

For grace.

For even lighter shades of gray.

A better person is waiting for you, ahead.

Dark Night 2

Dark Night 2 (Photo credit: skinner08)

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35 thoughts on “A Bit Of Gray Peeking Out

  1. Beautifully written. And it totally ended up in a place I wasn’t expecting given the dismal place it started – the epitome of the morning grouch whose mood lightens as the day goes on?

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