Were they snatched
As casually as
Say… a hat
(Unmarked with a name)
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Were they snatched As casually as Say … a hat (Unmarked with a name) Maybe for a game of Keep away By the schoolyard bullies?
Maybe for a game of
By the schoolyard bullies?
Who may well return it
When they tire of the fun
Or as likely hurl it
Way beyond the chainlink fenceline
In a most showy display of power.
The end like as not
In a tangle of tree limbs and briars
Decaying leaves and animal droppings
Where if by chance found,
No chance unscathed.
Karen Ganon is a public school teacher in California. Reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.