"Acquainted with the Night"

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"Acquainted with the Night"
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I have looked down the saddest city lane. I have passed by the watchman on his beat and dropped my eyes, unwilling to explain.
I have been one acquainted with the night. I have walked out in rain—and back in rain. I have outwalked the furthest city light.
I have stood still and stopped the sound of feet when far away an interrupted cry came over houses from another street, but not to call me back or say good-bye; and further still at an unearthly height, one luminary clock against the sky proclaimed the time was neither wrong nor right. I have been one acquainted with the night.

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