old neighborhood

A quadrille (44 words) on the word “lull”,  linking to dVerse Poetics.


no one sits

on their front

porch anymore or

talks to neighbors

across backyard

patio fences.

no children play

on neat lawns

or ride bikes

together down

uneven sidewalks.

plugged-in society,

as dull hum of

blue screens

lull us all to

fitful sleep.