There must be something
in the books,
he wrote.
In his books,
there was hope.
Optimism planted
in a dystopia
that grew in a reader’s heart
and showed
how it is really darkest
before dawn.
The world was bankrupted
of ten million fine sentences
the night Ray Bradbury passed on.

Following the poetry prompt,
dedicated to Ray Bradbury.
Two quotes from Fahrenheit 451 used
composing this poem.

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