Giving Up on Hope
by Richard LeDue
Hope can live inside someone
like a mouse chewing wires,
only to cause a fire
when it's least expected,
ruining some, while leaving
because they knew when to get
Richard LeDue (he/him) currently
lives in Norway House, Manitoba. He has been published in various places online
and in print. He is the author of six books of poetry. His sixth book, A
Hard Homecoming, was released in July 2022 from Alien Buddha Press.
Hannah Greenberg has been playing with words and images
for an awfully long time. Check out her poetry and art book, One-Handed Pianist
(Hekate Publishing, 2021).