When the days grow darker
And an orange August glow no longer lights neighborhood pavement
I'll stumble to a room beneath the surface
To find the cold broke in
And the air thinned out
Voices bounce off soundproofed walls,
Then slip under the door
And nails, painted red, will find the switch
And I’ll turn on the light
To those who revel in darkness
Who sit in my room
And blow at my wavering wick
Lucy Liversidge, 16, is a member of the California Editorial Board and lives in Altadena, California. Her interests include poetry, creative writing, sewing, and sustainability.
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