Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Beware by Zvi A. Sesling

The house on Highland 
is dark tonight 
no lights 
the clapboard siding is black 
no sounds 
leaves on the oak tree droop 
overgrown bushes hide the door 
grass has turned brown 
squirrels avoid the grounds 
birds fly around it 
people cross the street to get away 
there are stories about it 
there are rumors 
the air seems thicker there 
even police patrols do not stop 
there is no rising sun 
on this house

Zvi A. Sesling, Poet Laureate of Brookline, MA is a prize winning poet. He edits Muddy River Poetry Review Zvi is author of two books of poetry and two poetry chapbooks. His next book, The Lynching of Leo Frank, is due out in September.

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