“I have been on…

“I have been one acquainted with the night. I have walked out in rain—and back in rain.
I have out walked the furthest city light. “– from Robert Frost’s Acquainted with the Night


I have been acquainted with the night

I have seen blood splatters in splintered floors

stepped in them from the absence of light

stared at the moon until dawn won the fight

in the sky, I

have lied to the dark

insisting that I wasn’t afraid as knuckles met face

in this cuticle of space

how many nights will it take to break 

the circle of family abuse 

in full swing when the lights aren’t in use.

–A. Long


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