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POEM: Defense


That little boy
in the shiny blue suit
couldn’t defend himself
from the much larger man,
so he built a wall inside, instead,
and sits quietly behind it,
hoping the monster
will pass.

/ / /

18 April 2024
Charlottesville VA
NaPoWriMo Day 18

Published in Family My poems NaPoWriMo2024 Poetry


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