Past Dwellers (The Lost)
We tossed you aside when the buildings were torn down,
sibilant tongues from the tenements of this town,
torn souls like lascerated wallpaper
hanging in mock bannered strips
to celebrate demolition.
There were pends and alleys, wynds and loans
where you went, ill remembered.
Cobbles uprooted like knocked out teeth,
via dolorosa gleaming with long gone dew
from evil days.
I have taken away these street names
to confuse you,
to file away unfounded lives
from black and white days and prayer.
A hometown blighted by maze lost ghosts
never finding the way home.
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