The End of the Beginning
When I am alone I dream of the world ending
Cities and monuments crumbling into dust
The weight of the world literally at my feet
Sometimes in this dream I am by myself
Alone but not lonely in an alien land
Needing no one in order to survive.
Other times you are with me
Carving out a new life amidst the wreckage of the old
Starting anew in the most literal of ways.
In both cases I am unrepentantly myself
Living without need for explanation or justification for who I am
Simply being me, no more and no less.
As our world collapses around us
I ask of you the hardest simple task you will ever face:
"Live in hope and not in fear."