Flashing, flickering

But it doesn’t stay

Darkness swallows

We’re left with the shadows

We haven’t prepared

There’s no help, no care

We must find what is needed

As hope plants its seed in

Then back here, the lights turn on

We use it up

But then it’s gone

A cruel trick to raise our hopes

They let us fly

Then pull the rope

It drops us back to square one

We must survive

But my fears tell me this has only just begun.