WP Prompt: What does your ideal home look like?
When your life has been nuked and burned to the ground like mine has, you do wonder
what has happened to that home you wanted to have.
Every once and awhile I wonder, what happened to that house? Who moved into it
when I gave up on ever wanting to have a home to call my own? Was it ever built? Did
it burn to the ground? Was it abandoned? What color is it?
I would have painted it gray.
Did the people living in the house I dreamed about growing old in plant a garden in
the backyard – a messy hodgepodge of Sunflowers and pumpkins and corn? Did they
plant a wild herb garden in the front yard and do black cats sun
themselves on the walkway from noon to twilight?
I wonder what happened to that house I could have been living in, the house I should
have found by happy accident before the darkness settled into my heart and my soul
and turned every hope I ever had to dust.
I think there is a chance that sometimes the people living in that house think it’s
haunted- sometimes they feel sad for no reason, or black noxious clouds of anger
gather around them when the Sun is shining and the sky is blue and the air is filled with
the sounds of singing birds and lawn mowers and sprinklers gently feed sweet smelling
Ina way they are right. I haunt that house from time to time and it haunts me too.