Flash light tag

As children we played in the night Shy of the dark places We stayed centered around the porch where the light could reach and the floor boards creaked as we ran we caught fireflies and frogs watched owls hunt and ants creep always safely in view of the light

the country seems so far away the city night holds dangers of their own now we play in darkness and avoid the light if we can see we can be seen there are no porches here with warm yellow lights and creaking floor boards just us and the large stone steps and the dark places to hide in avoiding the light and the cars flying by in the busy streets loud "day time noises" to scare us away and strangers who smile like old friends so we play and hide where only we can find us and avoid the sinister street lights where everyone can see us