A streetlight

flickers to life

at end of day

the last bedraggled

commuter sputters home

to porch-lights, digital clocks,

microwaves and television

the permanent glow 

from the home computer monitors

whisper to us of comfort

and of knowledge hijacked 

at humanities insistence

the impatience signified

by the streetlight

as it flickers out

at first light of day.
© Erik Hansen 2017


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