glimmer of hope

by Viktor Tejada

By no means am I exceptional
as I see myself as nothing more than mediocre garbage.
My body is fuelled by unrealistic ambition,
and my blood reeks of failure.

I don’t want to think like this, believe me.
It’s better this way than to kill myself –
to end it all.

If I’m alive now,
then the tiniest and humblest speck of hope still resides within this skinny unworthy frame of mine.

Glimmer of hope, don’t you dare refuse to shine.