Monday, October 5, 2009

lights must never

Faces along the bar
Cling to their average day:
The lights must never go out,
The music must always play,
All the conventions conspire
To make this fort assume
The furniture of home;
Lest we should see where we are,
Lost in a haunted wood,
Children afraid of the night
Who have never been happy or good.

"September 1, 1939," W. H. Auden

[Damen Avenue above Haddon Street]

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Chicago, Illinois, United States