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Ellen's picture

The dark underbelly of summer is here
When the screams of children slice
Through open windows
And leave you to wonder
Are they screams of laughter?
Or something much darker?
You look through the window,
Spying.
Where are their parents?
You are not responsible,
But you must sit with open windows
On the warmest nights
In New Suburbia,
Childless yet with children
Emoting in every range from the giggle to the yelp
And have your dinner disturbed
By the waifs supposed fights.
Do the vocal notes angle upward?
Are the screams short or long?
You find yourself asking silently.
Surely they must be at play!
But if the cries have no music,
Then surely they are prey
To some dark human soul
Lurking in the shadows.
The mother heart wishes to rush
To the rescue and crush
All the evil madness
That has infiltrated
The neighborhood.
__________________________
Ellen
Ever learning, Everlasting