Monday, November 15, 2010

Monday November 15, 2010 PAD Chapbook Challenge

The challenge was "just when you thought it was safe."

Today is the fifteenth of November,
The middle of the month,
My month.
I was born in this month.
And I was a middle child.

Just when I thought it was safe,
Yes, I thought I had returned home,
To safety.
To people who cared
I was attacked in a most vicious way.

Later, I saw a film on TV
About wolves,
The older wolf didn't like a younger sister,
And drove her from the pack.
We are animals after all.

And our behavior is the same.
This happened many years ago.
But I have not forgotten,
It is like yesterday.
And I do not expect to forget.

Sometimes behavior
Goes over the line,
Goes too far,
Erases the past,
There is no going back.

1 comment: