Almost Gone

Word of the Day Challenge: Abandoned

The house down the street from where I live

is a corpse, it is a shell of a life that could have been

painted blue with an apple tree out front

a deserted wasp’s nest  tinged green with moss  hangs

from an eve over the kitchen window.


The backdoor isn’t locked, you can walk inside

there is a bed in the attic

covered with dust, it smells like mold

the pillow is fluffy and and there is  a quilt

folded at the foot with flowers and teacups embroidered in each ragged  little square


The kitchen is cold, the cupboards are bare

the stove is rusted and the sink is full of soapy water

in the bathroom upstairs the toilet bowl is covered in cobwebs

and the pale blue  bath mat next to the tub is faded with age

the mirror above the sink is steamed over and it stays that way


There is an abandoned house down the street from where I live

someone used to live there, they had a dog in name Tippy

they had a light green car sometimes they hung Christmas lights

in the living room window

and little by little that all faded away, one day the rest will too.


It will probably happen at night

like it did

on the other streets

one by one until everyone is almost gone

and abandoned.


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