"Into the Dark" is an expression of frustration and longing. It is the desire for
acceptance from one's own people, or, the perception of one's people. The poem
speaks from my spirit about being racially mixed in the 1950's and beyond.
Rejection, from both sides of one's ethnicity, and the feeling that one belongs
nowhere. In this time frame, the concepts of 'multi-racial' or 'bi-racial' were not
used or understood as they are today. You were one, or the other, but not both.
You had to choose, and often, those you chose didn't embrace you, either. It's a
calling out for inclusion.