APAD 30: Leaving Home


Leaving Home
garden gnomes and paintings
heating unit and air con
dishwasher and stove
gone
her parents built this house
she was born here
grew up here
nursed her mum here
time for a fresh, fresh start
in a new house
with hilly views
and a small garden
she’ll miss the park
the knowing it all
she’ll not miss the next-door
early morning loudcar
she’ll close the driveway gates
one last time
drive away in her new car
to her new life and her plan
never to look back

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