Familiar face and voice are gone, elderly
Woman I oft waved to whilst walking,
Nightgown, slippers, older sea-breeze
House, shaded covered porch, cool place
Reading magazines, newspapers, her
Two cats nearby, if hot, lurking under
Her car, watching me as I passed by.
Now, they are gone, too, including lawn
Ornaments: red-striped lighthouse,
White PVC pipe seabirds decorating
Front yards along Eastern Shore. Yes,
I fear something untoward occurred,
House for sale, dark and empty, grass
Uncut, familiar face, voice are gone.
Thanks for reading.