People Involved

The bulldozer
crushes our old victorian.
It clears the way
for someone’s new home.

Those folks have
what we do not possess—
money enough
to pay the bills.

The brutal backside
of their bright dream
splinters lathed walls
and removes

When the trees
they plant in this yard
take full root,
no one will ever know
we were once here,
unless they peer
into the historic
photo book
they absently place
on the coffee table.

copyright © 2019 Kenneth P. Gurney

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