The Dark

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The dark. The light deprived. The haven of the evil. The drug dealer's paradise. Some say the world comes alive at night, but for very different reasons. Women walking down the street with mini-skirts & high heels. Make-up perfect, perfume infecting the air. On their way to the 'it' place to be, city skyline lighting their way. You see, all the business people who work in the skyscrapers have gone home. The dark now belongs to the night owls. Alleys full of people looking for quick fixes in an otherwise cruel & heartless world. Drugs, sex, blowjobs, all designed to get the user high-too bad it never lasts. Walk further & you'll see the people hiding underneath bridges & overpasses, hiding so far from even the night dwellers-no light touches them. They curl up to survive the cold night with what little they have with them-scraps of newspaper, cardboard, maybe a blanket pilfered from a shelter. They are dirty, but not just dirty-they carry with them their story. The reasons they are now out shivering in the cold. A commotion starts closer to the lighted streets. Several men are harrassing a woman they believe to be a prostitute-trying to haggle a better price for her services-you see they want to tag team her. And they don't want to pay the single rate. The woman is helpless. You see, this is all she knows. All her life she has been treated like property & not like a human being. This is the effect of the dark. It brings out the parts of human nature we'd rather forget. The dark. The light deprived. The haven of the evil. The drug dealer's paradise. Some say the world comes alive at night....

Created: Apr 17, 2014

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