INTUNE: Forensics

The long open path
leads to large automatic doors
behind them a dull room,
carefully move along , wondering
if it is safe to cough, you don’t
want to disrupt the evidence;
people learning, people
looking all around this place
like a crime scene, swishing
of brushes in the distance,
banging doors, a line saying,
CAUTION, you should not
touch anything behind it,
evidence in clear bags
the smell of dust lingers –
hiding here is the unknown truth;
people move so delicately
so as not to lose their mind,
people come looking
Wondering, asking,
“What happened here?”
The answer is in the evidence.
Leave the area with caution
do not look back!

Nicola Elston