Daily Prompt: Banned

via Daily Prompt: Banned

People caught with banned materials are taken and never seen

Or heard from again.

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I once walked past a deep open pit in the middle of a large grassy field.

A high chain link fence marked the boundaries of this forbidden zone.

I hid in the tall grass and looked through the chain links.

No one saw me, but I saw them.

Workers were throwing shrouded things into that deep pit,

Shrouded things that seemed heavy and awkward.

Dead weight.

Gaffs were sunk deeply to pull them off the heaps, one by one,

Then dragged to the pit’s edge and rolled in.

I watched them gaff and roll for hours, watched as parcel after parcel

Disappeared into the pit.

Not a sound came from the place beyond the chain link fence.

It was eerie.

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If anyone asks, Canada Post was tossing immobile

Gift wrapped people onto a conveyor belt

At the bottom of the pit, where they would

Be sorted, stamped, and mailed to destinations

Unknown, and for reasons undeclared.

No wonder home delivery is sketchy.

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