Our streetlights used to be orange
as was the case in most places
but a few years ago they changed
to stark white and now cast an eerie
glow on the road and pavements.
The council must have had their reasons,
one would hope, but I miss the warmth
of the old ones. Now, when I look outside
the street has a sinister feel that wasn’t there
before. Highlighted even more by the lack
of people. Lockdown has cut down
the flow of neighbours
and dog walkers
to a minimum.
Now our ghostly street is a shadow
of its former self and I wonder
if other streets are the same
if other people feel the same
or is it just me?
~The H Word~
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