Lawrence S. Pertillar
We Will Warn The Other Neighbors - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar
We are going to be facing incredible threats soon.
I can 'feel' it.
What are you talking about.'
The new neighbors.
The ones who moved in across the street.
Take the binoculars and see for yourself.
'I see a family sitting at a table.
And in their dining room.
The husband just got up.
He's going to the kitchen.
And it looks as if he is bringing out,
A platter of fried chicken.
What is so suspicious about that? '
I know they are up to something.
A family together sitting around a table?
And eating quietly?
Using prayer as a decoy to disguise themselves.
Can't you see through that?
What's going on?
'They are eating the chicken with their hands.'
I told you something was unusual about them.
'Maybe we should call the police.'
Give me the binoculars.
I want to see which ones are either right or left handed.
'Be sure the alarm system is on.
I'm too frightened to move.
I wish you hadn't mentioned anything about this.
Should I call 911? '
As long as they all stay sitting at the table,
We will be okay.
Tomorrow we will warn the other neighbors.
At least they will know we are being pro-active.
But just in case...
Let's be sure all of our weapons are loaded.
And ready to use.
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