Energizer

Send me a flashlight
because it’s so very dark—
outside the Sun is setting later
but the night, it lasts so long.
                     Save your love words written
                     save your flowers picked,
                     and send me a flashlight
                     for what else could I need
                     but to banish those shadows,
                     hide those regrets in a sudden photonburst?
Wrap me up in your man-made sunshine
until the night is past?

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