It is 6:28 pm

and it is getting dark

yet I am not scared

because I can see the light glowing sharp. 


There are people 

and children 

all around me 

roaming around the society.


I feel safer—

emotionally— here

and more independent

than I feel at my apartment.


I can’t see 

and describe any threat

yet I prefer to stay in any place instead 

of where there is birth family. 


Maybe, my mind is making it up

or maybe, it is a sum up

of the incidents of all the members

—that I keep knowing—

who were soulfully healthy

for others 

but were destroyed by the toxicity 

of my family.

Stranger Danger

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