All for the taking

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This is a home invasion

This is my home!

My family

The yard naturally fenced in green

My lot restricted by your black tar

decorated with white trimmings

Yet you enter

Breaking my beautiful plants

Dirtying my lawn

Remaking my pathways


Signal is obsolete in my backyard

Yelling brings the arrival of no one

My missing is missed by no one

Maybe later someone

The area isn’t even marked off by yellow tape

nor an outline of people left to observe

the proceedings –

me, the lone survivor of your takings

and the splattered raindrops of red

All there is left is me.


© 2015 / M.M.Salandy All Rights Reserved



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