Perfectly placed pear trees planted on the lawn.
Another replicated mall.
Target, Olive Garden, Kohl’s, and Dick’s.
Slithering suburbia with no limits.
Spilling, rushing, flooding for miles.
An endless ocean of more-of-the-same.
Are there any islands left?
Is there a glitter of difference in this look-alike sea?
The question: Which way should she go?
Toward the bright, shiny things?
Should she drown with the neighbors?
Or did the serpent already consume her and she doesn’t even know it?