Lessons learned and minds turned

We’ve come to the place of no return

Groping our way blindly, with caution

Our hearts thud, somewhere in the darkness.

“Manic heartbeats” is the order of the day

Pregnant with confusion and fear

One last hopeful glimpse into the past

Is of no use, somewhere in the darkness.

A deafening silence rings in our ears

As the darkness eats us whole

Now we must forge ahead in a new desert

With a heavy, hardened soul.