Tears on the page where hearts do roam,
yet, even as I’m resting my eyes
I’m wondering who in a world falling into darkness
would want to read hopeful fantasy
in an age with an insatiable thirst for violence?
Maybe, the story tells me,
that’s the point.
Pushing doubts aside, I keep writing,
the search for hope continuing,
for maybe one day the quest for peace will need a home.
©March 2018, Christina Anne Hawthorne