Table service by his wife
She, a wilted prom queen
He, her football team captain

Children in tow, older now
Unliked but loved, subtle manipulation
Family formed, a unit

To home in a caravan
A girlfriend, a dog, all in order
Dinner march, convicts to the electric chair

Moving about after their executions
Swallowed in easy chairs
Girlfriend, wife swallow easy from chairs

Home rhythms revealed, normalcy known
Predictability trusted, anything else untrustable
Rest assured, familiarity reigns

In the suburbs there’s a lot to see
I’m from no man’s home
Me, a tourist, and this, my map


Published by Adam

For almost two decades, Adam F. C. Fletcher has led international outreach focused on engaging people successfully. Working with thousands of youth-serving nonprofits, K-12 schools, government agencies, international NGOs and other organizations around the world, his work spans the fields of education, public health, economic development and social services, and includes professional development, public speaking, publishing, social media and more. He founded the Freechild Institute for Youth Engagement, SoundOut and CommonAction, as well as writing more than 50 publications and 500 articles. He has also established 150-plus community empowerment projects.

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