Hope in the Darkness

Written by: Matthew Anish

Last night darkness
   grew around her 
Tied up and sedated 
She was facing nothingness
(not without pain)
Even while her emotions 
   were being dulled by the chemicals 
She still had electrical hopes
  A plea for peace 
came from her tortured lips 
Does it seem like you 
were there with her?
Only in spirit, friend
For she is facing the shadows alone 
As memories well up in her
She breathes (not for the last time)