Will No One Heed My Call?
Will no one heed my call?
anxiety stole many asleep my daughter’s high school years and thought am I the only one fretting the dreaded eviction slip anonymously slid under the door
we fled violence in a hot summer day 4 years ago to day ~
how do we make this new postal code our home ~~
yet we live under the radar taking first nervous steps
step into metrotown of all places
we want to stay in the school district we learn
awkwardly at first we stumble as the wounded often do
and like a fawn learning to trust their strength and live with gravity fell on our face many a time
new strength from safety of our neighborhood grow past surviving to even thriving!!!
then the monster highrises appear with threatening even pounding speed
shadows taunting “you are next indeed”
then a stranger in the dark ~ shares a shell of a space to the most vulnerable ~ more vulnerable than me
he tells me of an alliance
I wasn’t going out of my mind and the anxiety is real
then out of the dark another appears followed by two then three
in the dawn I see… they who even foreseen the daunting Demovictions
some won definitely
heed my call
now I learn my voice and stand with my neighbor who asks “does any one heed my call?”