THE NIGHT BLIGHT
In the city where I stay, on the street I have my house, I live in the night. I hated it when as a part of eradication of blight and for “safety’s sake” the city fixed all the street lights. Replacing all the old sodium arc with their dull yellow hue, which wasn’t overly bright. I was once able to turn my head to the dark clear coldness of the sky and as the city got more nebulous and shadowy I could see more stars than e’er before. Now with the new wide spread pole mounted LED’s shining so damn bright, half of the friendly stars are wiped out every night. I miss them I’d come to know; but now I wonder if those stars left brilliant enough to see are angry over the mockery of the new major bluish lights ever present held by them walking in the shadows of the street so easily seen glowing off ten dozen smart phone screens?
© M Durfee