Head vs Heart

My bloodhounds await
The shimmering night
They growl and grovel
At the lack of fright
They are in my head
Constant reminders
Of a crumbled up mesh
But this heart’s grown kinder
In a life lived in despair
There is never a happy hope
My head sneers at the thought
But my heart refuses to cope
At length when the lights come around
In the dark and lonely road
A flicker of a smile is found
In an effort to let pain go
Before this night is over
Before the moment passes me by
This time I shall fight my hounds
This time I shall write of joy!