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Vanessa Carlson

Utopia Disturbed

Dusk settles over comatose streets
Of ostensive utopia.
Atmospheric silence—familiar noise
Interrupted by torment of the innocent.
Mayhem rises to power;
Sanctuary no more.

Ribbons of yellow invade
once quaint home.
Porches illuminate the night
providing no escape.
Haven devastated
sleepy residents.

Demise evoked by vengeance
Stains environment of whimsy.
Grounds of romance—of blooming life;
An enchantment of delight—of remembrance--
Of tranquility and bliss--
Scarred by stolen life.


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