LEFT BEHIND

the old place
I remember
poplars, dahlias
and the ancient walnut tree
sagging walls held up
by borer and scrim

gone now
bulldozed
and earthquake shaken
nothing left
but a few broken bricks
growing moss

the people scattered
out of that childhood dreaming
just memories
of distant faces
dwindling
over the years

© Maureen Sudlow

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