don’t you dare tell me
i have no purpose
i’ve got a focus
a guiding direction
as searingly brilliant
as keen and unyielding
as a…

…but those things
probably aren’t real

my purpose?
my purpose is to wait
and to survive

the other day
i saw a starship
streaking overhead
it looked…familiar

and for a moment
for just one moment
my hope
which is always with me
my sole possession
my hope felt solid
and real

but it didn’t land
they didn’t come out
or call my name
or take me with them

so today i wait

like every day
i wait
and i survive

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