Safe House

by Mary Kennedy

Safe house, quiet house,
front door & back door
One way in, ten ways out

Safe house

Nothing appears as it seems
lack curtains and geranium
bird sitting in a cage.

Mirror at an angle to view the road
everything seen and witnessed
nobody sees anything.

Reproduced with kind permission of the author. Mary Kennedy is a member of the Fatima Poetry Vigilantes. This poem was composed in a Poetry as Commemoration workshop led by Catherine Ann Cullen in July 2022.