Things are becoming unlighted. Ugly things like poisonous weeds growing up in the cracks. A few days ago a gentrified coffee shop in my 'hood refused trick or treat candy to black children, but then before witnesses freely gave candy, and toys to white kids.
The poison grows.
Times like these I feel a need to go to the Library. This just to feel safe. The traditional haven for the free. A wall against the growing darkness of the soul unleashed in this nation, and the world. Times like these libraries or at least the main branches should be open 24/7/365. Everyday all day all night all year. The bonus is they'll have to hire more librarians...never too many of them.
It's Sunday they're all closed, but I need to be in one. Specifically my main branch here in Brooklyn. Been going there since 5th grade. I need to be there like some need to be in church. I need to be with people that want to know, and are happier for having found that knowledge.
These are the Fortresses' of Civilization. ...always have been.
( The Brooklyn main branch above. Back in the 1930's when they built it Greco-Egyptian was the cat's meow.)