Another Chapter Closes

House creaksferociousdecries starknessof bare wallsabsence of furniturefinality of boxesstacked and sealed Sleep eludes memind recallingpassages –his cancermy feartwist of fatethat left me housebound We could not stay herethis place chosen for healingturned prison “You’ve been good to us”I whisper, “Nowyou’ll favour someone else” She grumbles in responsethis old house, sharingmy trepidationof unknowns, changealways precarious Another […]

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Relocate. Reset

Mom said sh’e leaving Dadcan’t take it anymorewe move. Relocate. Reset. Bullying at school out of controlcan’t take it anymorewe move. Relocate. Reset. Truancy a problemthen the rapeschool says I have to go. Relocate. Reset. Sister move back homeone unhinged, the other batteredMoms says it’d be better if I leave. Relocate. Reset. Shuffle boxes from […]

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Moving

The rumble of men’s voicesgrunting shifts beneathheavy wooden furnishings The transition is underwayBroom and cloth at handI hover out of sight Will erase each vestige of usbless this passage, prepareto welcome the new. (Moving day! Prewritten for Eugi’s Causerie weekly prompt: transition. Image mine.We will not have access to the internet for a few days. […]

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Re-Settling

Front porch – a balcony view – retirement’s play. Novel – this place – silence stretches, pauses briefly – a car creeps by, or a dog barks – my heart beats… inside – commotion – pounding hammers, swoosh of legs in motion – not mine – body bankrupt – mind impoverished – no – not […]

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Moving Day

A single, blow-up bed claims my stake on this house mostly empty – dust remnants of former occupants rise at my passage – I chase them Renovation will precede settling in yet, I will not leave wrapping myself in these walls waiting for the revelation that this is home. (Linked to V.J.’s weekly challenge: home.)

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Moving

Outside, clouds hover, heavy, threatening. Inside, men haul – china cabinet, weathered couch – accumulation marking years, exiting under duress echoes fill in the spaces scent of soured sweat lingers kitchen counters glare, empty layers of our lives stripped away our vacated shell, an emotional tug Is it fear?  Sorrow? What was it all about […]

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Storing Energy

Comfortable is the state I aspire to today – lounging pants, a weathered tee, and a pace to match. Tomorrow, we prepare: finish up packing, load the vehicle, await the signal – the house is ours! Small town living is the setting of choice – Stonetown – quaint shops, cottages of lime, a river running […]

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