Over The Neighbors’ Fences – A Poem

Cotton quilts were on sale at Target today…The local morning paper carried a story about a man and woman breaking up.  They lived 4 towns up from us.

Over The Neighbors’ Fences
Everyone heard her
leaving him
hollering out
into a blue sky afternoon.
Quilts and sheets
billowed on clothes lines
and ladies whispered
over backyard fences
up and down the block.
The men hurried to the corner
where they discussed the situation
privately
over beer and peanuts
up and down the bar.

Ellespeth

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