In the Darkest Night

“Jump!  Jump!”  The crowd chants at the barricade.

He stares into the water, finally taking off his glasses.  Ripples blur into foam.

Be the love

Would it be the impact?

Be the light

Or the cold?

Be the hope

Leaning into the calm, he lets go.

In the darkest night

“Good for you, man!”  Cheers erupt.

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Be the love
Be the light
Be the hope
In the darkest night
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15 thoughts on “In the Darkest Night

    1. Thanks very much, J. This was inspired by an event where cheering was baffling (among other things), and I’ve reflected on it a couple times since. It makes some sense to me now, but I wanted to leave it open to interpretation here. I’ve been thinking about light and hope in another story, and it found its way into this one.

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      1. For most of human history the rich decided who was human and usually reserved that category for themselves.

        The rest of us were things for their amusement.

        The crowds cheered as the lions tore into their prey.

        Maybe It’s time for me to watch Airplane again.
        🙂

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