that place

when you reach that place
the final dividing point between
the dark of the day
the little light that glows at night

things go spinning off into the dark
attempting to push the light around
holding you down so you can not
see the way forward or back

so you are thrashing around
at land’s end
hoping against all hope that the
next handful will be of dry ground
but you keep grabbing mud and sand

then you grasp it
the sun creeps over the horizon
and illuminates your way
things start to become
horribly clear

she was never going to beat it
you were there to bring a smile to her day
your sole purpose was to make her
laugh when all she had were tears

you pray that will not be
your lot in life
that you will someday
be more than that
to someone

— GB

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