The Best Defence

pour Pierre

Imagine you have found a welcome home;
Thankfully, your happiness has grown.
If the hulking landlord of before
Were suddenly to simmer at your door,
How much better it would be by far
To anticipate his hated presence,
To decline to recognise his knock,
Than to answer without sensing danger.
I do regret the sad occasions
When I've ignored an inner warning;
A sixth sense is the best defence
When faced with looming complications.


©2016 Michael Fraley




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