The Neighbors

Are so quiet – they rarely appear –
The washing is there but
We never see them

There are times
When I walk out early
& the street is empty
When an old car with faded paint
Backs out of the drive
Onto the road

But the driver & passenger
Always have their faces turned
& their only child looks straight
Ahead & does not blink

From day 5 of the Nation Poetry Month 30 in 30 Challenge.

 

About the Poet:
Rae Desmond Jones is the son & Grandson of miners. He is now retired & lives in Sydney where he writes lots of poetry. He has published six books of poetry & novels. He will have another volume of poems (L GHAZALS) out soon.

 

Photo from Unsplash.

 

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