Digital participation : “That Same Night”
This poem resinated with me after our talks about Jude Dibia’s work. It paints the picture of a brief night, filled with many changes in a short amount of time. I think that the tone is intriguing, in that it sounds sad, reflective, and accepting. It’s unclear whether the speaker in the poem is actually a prostitute or a casual one-night stand, but I think it is metaphoric as well. As I read it, the tenderness and acceptance the speaker feels from his partner could be societal acceptance, which is taken away by the end of the night, sending the speaker to cower into the darkness and find his way on the train.