Light at the end of the tunnel….

Rusty, stiff, unwilling introvert
this Covid-confined self.

Like a long steel girded tunnel
beam after beam
day after day
sameness leads nowhere
stretches far ahead,
farther than the mind can tolerate.

Until science leaps through hoops
crosses finish line,
wins trophy emblazoned HOPE.
Elixir in a sterilized needle.
Shots into arms engage wills
energizes souls.

Dim light,
once far beyond the grid
glimmers, brightens,
glows, grows.
Lights up faces around the world.
Emergence is near.

Written for Day 4 NaPoWriMo. The prompt is to use an image from Liminal Spaces@SpaceLiminalBot as motivation for a prompt. I chose the image above.

2 thoughts on “Light at the end of the tunnel….

  1. kim881 April 4, 2021 / 4:35 pm

    I’m amazed at where the image took you, Lill! These lines really spoke to me:
    ‘Like a long steel girded tunnel
    beam after beam
    day after day
    sameness leads nowhere
    stretches far ahead,
    farther than the mind can tolerate.’

    Like

  2. ben Alexander April 5, 2021 / 4:29 am

    Rusty, stiff, unwilling introvert
    this Covid-confined self.

    You might as well have been writing about me, Lillian. Amazing poetry.


    David

    Like

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