The neighborhood app barks
an alert on our phones:
someone’s been caught
on video doorbell tipping
trash bins over then
running away; no clear
record of his face— only the bright
red sweatshirt, the cargo shorts.
During the holidays, a man went
from door to door stealing
Christmas wreaths with gold
decorations. The yips
sound so lifelike; icicles gleam
where they bristle from porch eaves.