Not a Glimmer of Despair

Search through these lines a thousand times
Not a syllable missed
Smile, laugh, worry, love, and hope
But that's not what I'm looking for
I had to miss something
Dear god, I must have missed something
There's no despair...

Read over this a thousand times
The most I'll find of cold despair
Is acceptance that I'm no longer there
And only for a second
But lessened with strained hope
Yes, even here there's hope
And solemn love
No hollow words echo the past

Search through these lines a thousand times
And I'm comforted by each letter
You're slowly coming home
You're slowly coming home