This week construction on a new development of townhomes began in my neighborhood. This place, where I pass every day on my morning walk, filled me with peace and beauty. Today, I feel a sense of loss as bulldozers dig the earth and uproot trees. I worry about the wildlife, especially the deer. Where will they go? How long before they are displaced again?
a crop of new homes
replaces forest, meadow, stream
drown bumblebees and birdsong
deer don't live here anymore
A huge thank you to Kathryn for hosting this week's Poetry Friday.