held in place

pinpoint your center

with pushpin hopes

nailing down your strength

hanging hard on cork board

reminding you

it is there

and never left

despite how helpless

it may have felt

it darkened room alone

legs hanging and shoulders slumped

fading into the void

you almost disappeared

but whispering from within

something would not erase

you from the world

and as the illumine

separating you from the night

glowed inside

you could see the fire

that you now hold in place