Eviction 1966

Have you ever seen
The furniture
The toys
Removed from your house?
Have you ever seen
Your parents sleep on the floor
On a borrowed mattress?
Have you ever seen
Your mother look into a mirror
That was not there?
Have you ever seen
Your possessions stacked in the hall?
Before the new tenants arrive?
Have you ever seen
Your mother sit on a bed in a tenement room
And weep?
I did
When I was a kid.

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