Payyton Egerstaffer Poems
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I destroy homes. I tear families apart.
I take children and that’s just a start.
I’m more valued than diamonds, more precious than gold.
The sorrow I bring is a sight to behold.
If you need me, remember, I’m easily found.
I live all around you, in school and in town.
I live with the rich, I live with the poor.
I live just down the street, and maybe next door.
I’m made in a lab, but not one like you think.
I can be made under the kitchen sink, or in your
Child’s closet, even out in the woods.
If this scares you to death, it certainly should.
I have many ...
A thick fog of awareness seeped through her pores
Like hands of those holding on for life itself
She felt the knowing course through her veins
Exposing what she had worked so hard to conceal
She felt it with every fiber of her being
Even the uncertainty seemed to understand
What she had not expected or foreseen
Was what had happened next
The lights dimmed