Dru, I feel the depth of your despair. But this haiku is not just a cry of existential pain. It is also a prayer – a Psalm. It recalls the verse: "a sparrow does not fall to ground without your Father in heaven knowing about it".
The shadow is dark but only exists because there is a source of light.
This poem reminds me that even in the anonymity of a heartless city there is cause for hope.