blue autumn court

a minivan slides over smoothly paved roads, past bleached curbs, and turns onto a small road marked with a large white sign. the sign has been decorated with limp helium balloons.

a mother a father and two sons
of 8 and 6 years
scan, peer, press faces to glass
(except Father, who is driving; he simply scans and peers)

New Home is here
recently purchased
by proxy of a bank or broker

the minivan turns through a
round-a-bout
and squeaks to a stop at 1141
Blue Autumn Court.

‘we’re here,’ says Mother.
and Six Year Old Son replies
‘all of the houses look the same.’

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