The lighthouse nightly beams red on white ships.
This is so they won't circle around and knock over the lighthouse.
All guardian angels are deathly afraid of being alone.
And thus feel the need to stay by your side at all times.
Undetermined insects on 24th street spend their nights
lightly warning of something dumb and hungry.
This is so they can eat when it's light out.
And build up the strength to be better lookouts in the dark.
They say some men live for danger.
Others exist just to scream "look out".
Maybe one day someone will love me
enough to be my crossing guard
He will shine red light on me while I navigate blindly
and hope I don't double-back and hit him
Maybe one day someone will stick around and hold my hand
for no other reason
than it's in our nature to save the things we sleep with.