The Dis­ap­pear­ance of Chil­dren

Prairie Fire - - TABLE OF CONTENTS - GREGORY GRACE

don’t know what hap­pened to the chil­dren why

they dis­ap­peared from the face

of the earth fol­low­ing some strange

mu­sic not their own why

we were not alert to the dan­ger,

why no one told them they would be

dam­aged, no one told them about the spell

that would turn them so sud­denly old

their bodies no longer warm places to dwell

their eyes and ears no longer drunk with won­der

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