The Moonlight Flit

The Moonlight Flit


What fools we were.

We should have taken rental in advance.

But they looked innocent enough;

A nice young couple. So we took a chance.


It was unfurnished.

They spent several days moving their stuff;

Just a few sticks of furniture.

In fact it all looked pretty rough.


It must be said,

They started on a family with indecent haste;

Almost as though their time was running out

And much too valuable to waste.


Then, one fine day,

I noticed there was nobody at home.

They’d done a moonlight flit.

Our birds had flown.


©Ruth Twyman Lockyer  June 2014

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