Ponder the questions on this test-
I wasn’t there, that day. Oops.
Ponder the old dead leaves on this unidentified shrub-
What will they do next month?
I haven’t been there, yet.
Ponder the family that moved in a hurry,
Leaving mountains of debris on the curb-
Where did they go, and why?
Are the kids okay?
Ponder the families who left
Friends and colleagues and memories behind,
Arrested by ICE.
Was I there? Will I be, someday?
Ponder the man on the cross-was I there?
What do I miss, when I see?
George R. Pasley
March 13, 2018