desolation

continue to reach
continue to stretch

continue to breathe
though difficult it may seem

the mind
in a void

the space
an abyss

reality
not within grasp

a task
a test
not to lay down
and die

a wretchedness
within
losing hope
losing desire
to win

a landscape
devouring
the will
the want
to conquer
the pain

somewhere deep
inside
this flesh
exists
an amazing
perseverance

the grit
of the soil
that holds these roots
are likewise
the rock
that anchors
one’s truth

one’s soul
finds beauty
finds resolve
in this desolate space