There was song here once,
…and dances filled with wanton abandon.
We loved the same way,
…uncaring of consequence or future obligation.
Each room bloomed with memories,
…roses found from foyer to bath.
Now, rot rules this ruin,
…a shell of dust and vines
even the ghosts have abandoned,
…where only the wind is heard.
Found in the prompts of Margo Roby who asks
for the use of the word “Abandon” (which led to
an extensive exploration of images of abandoned
places), and Samuel Peralta at Diverse where he
wanted a story in 55 words.