She Got the House

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She got the house
though she didn’t want it
the tall grass
and the leaky facets

She got the house
the mortgage that came with it
the peeling paint
and everything that needed fixing

She got the house
with all the memories inside
holding her prisoner
to a past tense life

She got the house
and those precious mouths to feed
He walked away
clear and free

She got the house
they told her she’d won
but to have her family whole
she’d burn it to the ground

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3 thoughts on “She Got the House

  1. Sometimes the trade-off isn’t worth it….and sometimes it is. Life is funny that way. And sometimes even when “He” is there, the work of maintaining a house falls to others….. This is a wonderful piece BB.

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