The Lights Went Out

The power blew this morning.
The washing machine, the television,
the internet router, everything
went poof and their little lights
went out as if they lived behind
the closed refrigerator door.

This did not bother me so much,
for my power blew months ago,
so much light already snuffed
in my life when the door
between you and me slammed.
Barely a momentary crack
has it opened since.

They say eventually your eyes
get accustomed to the dark,
but only if you keep them open.
I’ll keep mine closed until
I know you’ll be there
when I open them again.

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