Imploding has-beens
Defiant tatters
Lifetimes in debris
Exposed Pandora’s box

Broken earring, chain
Shattered dreams, perhaps
A clandestine rendezvous
Thwarted weeping telltale ink

Forlorn baby shoe
Lopsided pince nez
Spinster battleaxes’
Or stern old doyen’s

Seesawing rocking chair
Witness to sleepless vigils
Endless crooning lullabies
Fairytale magic mystified

Hard hat (ted) engineer’s squat
Examining skeletal remains
His strategic ammo threw up
Crime’s own secret finally out

Shaken and disturbed
Time warped mind forgot
Past foaming on time’s ocean
Churned by  excavations


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