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City Lights


I used to sleep with the lights on at night

They shined from 4 bulbs set in the ceiling

When one went out, I could sense something wasn’t right

And would wake with a terrible feeling.


We got a night light for the light at night

Often times it wasn’t enough to keep me sleeping

They said at this age sleeping with a light isn’t right

So I said for the city I’d be leaving.


She asked me why I felt safer there at night

I said in the city there was always enough light to keep me dreaming

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