To Sustain

What you desire
is rarely what is needed. Choices implied,
fascination or frivolities. Rare indeed,
in times like these, the weeks as we know.
We are tested
on days like today
when all that is left is hope.

When to live
in the present takes more from us than
we feel prepared to acknowledge. Courage
required; desires will consume. Needs
only sustain
when doubt is more
than a shadow, less than the truth.

Where that
we have, or all we hold onto, is what seems
impossible or unlikely. Or undeserved.
What is required to sustain you?
More hope? Or
more compassion.
Take what you need. Choose wisely.

 

© 2020 j.g. lewis

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