Friday, May 10, 2013

Keep Out


She sat.  Waiting.  Hoping.  Like every other weekend.  For them to visit.
 
Dressed in her Sunday best.  Food ready.  Table set for ten.

Four children.  Long gone.  Moved away.  Living life.  Apart from her.

Grandchildren, she’d never met.  Spouses, she’d never know.

Estranged from her rules.  Her wrath.  Her cold.

It had never been a home there.  They left when they were grown.
 
Lazy.  No good.  Burdens.  She’d said.  Get out.  Earn your keep.  Find your way.

They had.  For good.  Forever.

Strangers.  Trespassers.  Outcasts.  
 
Decades passed.  Still she sat.  Waiting.  Hoping.  Like every other weekend.  

For them to visit.  

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