by Ly Faulk
Hearing about another extinct species, I do a line of hope
off the bathroom counter & fix my hair in the mirror. Hope
is not futile at this moment though it may be in the next,
the puddle is running dry & though it may be foolish to hope,
the cause is not lost; there are still black rhinos in Nambia
& did you hear that humpback whales are making a comeback? Hope
is that little tickle of surprise when you count the
mountain gorillas & snow leopards. You may have thought hope
to be out of fashion like the Rock Mountain locust. Dust that shit
off because I am hooked on the promise of hope.
Ly Faulk has loved reading and writing for as long as they could read and write. They still believe in the power of the written word to change lives. They can be reached on Twitter @whimsicalraven.