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Darkness my Escape

Dark streets my only escape    
Filled with the unknown        
Stomach churning, strangers stare      
My mind alert, I'm prepared        
Safety craved, must protect my back        
Conscious it's exposed        
Cover desperately sort  
Relieved,  in front stands a bus port      
Walls on three side allows me time      
A shadow is approaching        
He sits close, my mind begins to spark      
Confident in safety, on his journey I embark        
He leaves thoughtful, job complete      
Uneasiness subsides      
More strangers approach, curiosity the driving force      
Lives full of sadness, questions and remorse        
Security comes in fluorescent lights      
Light removes fear      
Crumbs dot the table      
Those crumbs, my only friends      
Coffee does little to warm my belly      
Shivering although not cold        
Questioning, of all places, why the dark street?    
Eyes stinging, tears form and run down my cheeks        
Loneliness is overwhelming        
Surrounded by strangers,        
What are they thinking?        
Are they looking my way?        
Time to return and face my fear        
Aniexity driving me to stay      
Does returning mean I've been outplayed?        
The Cafe welcome I've outstayed        
Slowly walking, dark street unchanged      
Hotel close      
On the door I  knock.....        
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Written by JOY (Joybell)
Published | Edited 13th Jan 2020
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