Treasure Island

John F. McCullagh

(09/28/1954 / Flushing)

Fore Closure


I stand before the wrack of it;
The home where I first learned to read.
The humble house of all our hopes.
Our refuge in our hour of need.

Surrounded by a plywood fence,
she lies in splinters on the ground.
The debris field of my yesterdays
is spread about me all around.

I find a piece of painted wood
with our house numbers nailed upon.
I rescue it for Closure's sake
One last look, then I am gone.

Submitted: Saturday, September 14, 2013
Edited: Monday, September 16, 2013
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