Darkness (for DoTheLimbo)Loud noisesBustling cityPeople shouting at each otherAcrid smell of car exaustfour, five, sixSeven, eight, nineDoorStep upReach outPlace key on keyringTen eleven twelveNext door's dog barking againKiss on the neckHe's home again."I missed you."He whispers"I missed you more."I reply"Same old same old?"He asksI nod with a grin"Anyone give you grief?"Foot steps going out into the kitchen tell me it's his turn to cook"Some kid grabbed my cane but I got it back quickly enough."Silence"Hon?"I call"I'm still here,"He replies"I'm used to it."I say. Same old line, same old excuse"You're still human."I can hear his teeth clench"Nobody teaches what it's like to live in darkness. So they fear the ones who do.""Doesn't make it right.""I know."