where you at
in answering
the question
will we return?

and if you
respond with
i'm really
not that sure,

do you make
small despairs
of the thoughts
you affirm?

or take pride
in the air
you have dared
to disturb?

or escape
or avoid
the pain 
at your curb?

by playing
this loosely
with people's
need to discern,

it shows you 
forgot hope
must remain
as a verb.