Making it work (poem)

moving on

I’m up to the tenth in my series now.

See the links (in order) below to catch up on what you’ve missed.

DESTINATION EARTH

WELCOME TO EARTH

HUNTED

ANIMALS

TAKEN FOR A RIDE

OVERKILL

BETRAYED

STARTING OVER

LIFE ON EARTH


 

She moved out of the room, into a flat

With it’s own kitchen and bathroom

Decorated again with more

Patterned paper and bright paints

She read somewhere, for a happy home

Bright colours are a must

The orange walls failed to help

Lila couldn’t find anything

In this world to smile about

Her eyes still leaked at night

Or whenever she thought

About Jay or her parents

Men spent longer in the garage

After noticing a female mechanic

Some found excuses to stay longer

Faking engine problems

Or in one desperate man’s case

Regularly damaging his own car

Lila was suspicious of men

But especially this one

Thinking he might have been sent

By the men in khaki uniforms

And she feigned illness

Returning home early

Men she didn’t know were on her doorstep

They weren’t wearing khaki uniforms

But their expressions suggested they should

Stern and determined, oddly proud

For someone whose job it was

To murder anyone who wasn’t like them

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