"Acquainted with the Night" By RF
The theme of this poem was at first hard to comprehend. After reading it more than once I started to understand the meaning behind this short poem. The main character is struggling with depression and is searching for a way out. Searching for someone that will actually care about what he's going through. He only has the night to accompany him.
Symbols and their representations
The Last City Light
The main character has searched everywhere. He is willing to go anywhere to find relief and happiness. He has walked past the last light, he has walked past anyone who can help him.
The moon represents depression. It never goes away, but it can be hidden and covered up from time to time. The main character walks in the night searching and the moon is still their to remind him that it's not going anywhere.
The night sky is another symbol of depression. The dark and sadness is all the main character knows. It coats him and doesn't let him escape. The night is all he knows.