When you’re going through Hell

Kristin J. Leonard
May 5, 2020 · 1 min read

drive fast

faster than you think is possible
in your dented Kia Rio
and don’t be surprised
when the engine pushes on
without exploding … 85, 90, 95, 100
have you forgotten?

you’re in Hell, after all

nothing explodes
nothing changes

and the only way to get through is

focus on the road
watch for the exit
that might exist
if it exists
you hope exists
under the cloak of midnight

focus on your fingers, gripped tight to the steering wheel

focus on your destination
your direction
maintain speed, purpose, patience

fight the urge to stop

to look back
for there’s nothing there, only
abyss - thick and dark and deep
swollen with shadowed memories
of brighter days

because you’re in Hell; but

hold tight, in time
you’ll open your eyes to sunshine
stretching through your bedroom window
and realize the impossible,
wasn’t

you can make it through

Hell

Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash

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