Hopes & Dreams
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Hopes & Dreams

A Portrait of Hope in Winter

A Year of Sonnets — 028/365

Photo by Brigitte Tohm on Unsplash

Perhaps the snow will muffle mourning songs
that seem to seep, like petrichor from earth,
a constant grief, an echo of the wrongs
that stripped away each memory of mirth
until a tortured dust remained. Perhaps
this quiet white brings healing in its wake,
a salve against malignancy, relapse,
and weakness — pad us, that we never break.

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Dream and Exceed!

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Zach J. Payne

Zach J. Payne

(He/They) Ninja Writer. Thespian. Queer. Essayist, poet, novelist.

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