Night from a railroad car window
Is a great, dark, soft thing
Broken across with slashes of light.
— Carl Sandburg, for more see Chicago Poems

This poem is offered as part of our December theme: Nightie Night

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Artist Debbie Young

Art by Mallory Rich

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