WEAR THE DARK — A POEM

People tend to be afraid of the dark.

They might run away from its shadows

But I say: Fuck that – grab the dark and

Wear it like a jacket.

Let it form and fit

Every nook and cranny of everything that

Makes you real.

 

Wear the dark and let it drape its shape

Over those things that make you smile

Zip it around a walk in the park

Let it cover a warm sunny day

Wear the dark until the dark wears out

Then put it away; you won’t need it again.