Poem: Street Lights

As the lights go on in the city

Her body tenses like that little girl
Who had to be in by the street lights
Before the night grew too dark
She’d run to safety from shadows
Old habits die hard as she skips
From one yellow pool of light
To the next and so on down
The cracked city sidewalks taking care
To skip the cracks as she hops
Her dress bouncing as she moves
To the sodium vapor haloes
That will protect her from the night
That lives between the beacons
I laugh watching her dart carefully
Along the dirty path in front of us
She twirls questioningly wondering
Why I am looming in the shadows
When she wants me in the glow
With her chasing their safety

Copyright © 2021 TJS Sherman All rights reserved.

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