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