There is a dark place in my mind
it gets smaller all the time.
Days go by, and I think: Maybe,
someday far away
that place will grow again.
But then I see a stranger smile.
I see kids laughing and playing.
I see people pour their souls out in songs.
I see people get up after being down.
I see hope in humanity:
"If they love each other then it doesn't matter that they are both girls."
I see compassion:
"Animals feel just like we do. They have families too."
I see amazement:
"You can do that? That's so cool!"
I see all this and I remember
Life can be great.
And that dark place continues to fade.