We Had Hoped
January 12, 2023 | < 1
How hard to walk a bleak road
Do you not know?
the path before us uphill
Have you not heard?
With talk of dreams all past tense
our feet come to a standstill
A once-bulging heart like a punctured
waterskin dribbles thin
& it’s pointless to refill until made new
But what if we’re wrong
about being wrong? What if we let our
hearts again burn within us?
D.S. Martin is Poet-in-Residence at McMaster Divinity College, the Series Editor for the Poiema Poetry Series, the editor behind three poetry anthologies, and author of four poetry collections—the most recent of which is Ampersand (2018, Cascade). He and his wife Gloria have two sons, one of whom is an Alliance pastor.
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