Night Scene by Jonathan Hadwen

We were going to bed
so I turned the lights out
and saw then for the first time
the neighbours’ windows

and the light that
spilled from their windows,
and the way that light
spilled onto the footpath

outside the house.  I noticed
these things as our
lights were off, and
I was ready for bed,

and we were ready for
the night to take us
to the place it takes us
each night, each night

when I turn the lights out
and the neighbours leave
their lights on, spilling out
onto the street.


Date: 2013

By: Jonathan Hadwen (1977- )

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