I lost my faith.

Became blind

In the eye upon the forehead

Could not see,

Could not hear,

The songs that were

My inner guidance.

I turned my back to you as if

You have abandoned me when, really,

I have abandoned you.

I searched the Mount

I heard that’s where you’ve been not long before.

I tried the place beyond this physical reality

That’s where I’ve seen you first

I prayed to you

That’s how others say they find you

I lost all hope

What if you are but only in our minds?

A bright mirage for desert wanderers

I faced the darkness of my mind

I chose the light and there you were

Where you have always been

Right by my side

Anastasiia Ryzhkova