Written for: Poets United Midweek Motif~Safety (posted by Susan)
Give us an experience of safety or lack of safety or a change from one to the other.
“The ache for home lives in all of us. The safe place where
we can go as we are and not be questioned.”
― Maya Angelou, All God’s Children . . .
A house cat was no match
for burglars who breezed in
through a fire escape window.
I was a little put out
to see that one of our cat
pillowcases was gone. Figured
they used it as a looting sack.
Even after an alarm system
was installed, complete with
blazing red panic button,
I could never feel safe
in that apartment again. We
moved; no guarantee of safety.