Safe.

A child clings by the mother’s hips.

Safe. It’s safe here. I am safe here.

The mother embraces the child.
You are safe my darling.
You are safe with me

Safe. Safe. Safe.
Be safe. Stay safe.
Steer clear of unseen.
Don’t speak the unknown.

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Time Machine

Over looking my bedroom window,
Large trees fill the backyard,
I can see the street lights through the branches and leaves.

The grass blades gliding through the midnight breeze 
neatly trimmed and well framed by the white fence
home for noisy crickets and fluttering light bugs

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