The sounds of
A Breakdown is
Messy and loud –

An en media res
Heathen sound –

A crashing down —

Like pagan workers
Who carelessly

Throw away cast
Away bricks – from
Long ignored
Pyramids – just
To load machine
Made construction
Beams –

Walk beneath
The metal
Street slowly,
And surely you
Will hear the Snap –
The breaking,
Falling Wreck —

Such a sound:
Total – Forlorn –.

Dr. P. holds a Ph.D. in English from SUNY Stony Brook University. She is Grenada born, Brooklyn-based Poet and Essayist.

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