A streetlight on a city street
Pale circle in the dark
Offers haven to one mind,
Searching for an absence of shadows,
A place from which can come no hidden attack.
But to another,
The streetlight circle is no haven
But a dreadful spotlight
The bull’s-eye in the night
For those with villainous intentions.
What is the human mind,
And what powers does it hold,
That it in stark contrast
Presents the facts so?
The fact of a city streetlight.