The last time…

The last time this room was this empty
Tom and I were painting into the wee hours of the morning
While juggling the responsibilities of an almost two year old
Trying to turn the house we just bought into our home

The last time this room was this empty
I was mopping the floor with Murphy’s Oil Soap
The floor shined and smelled so clean

The last time this room was this empty
We had just parked the u-haul out front
And were unlocking the front door
to bring in our first load of furniture

The last time this room was this empty
We were figuring out where to put the couch
And also the dining room table
We had decided to gut the kitchen before we moved in

The last time this room was this empty
We were a family of three, not yet complete
It was June, just starting to get hot

This room is now empty
Clean, smelling like Murphy’s Oil Soap
And the Liquid Gold I applied to protect and restore our floors

This room is now empty
Patiently waiting for new furniture to arrive
And soaking up the sun from the front window

This room is now empty

Slice of LIfe

Part of Slice of Life by Two Writing Teachers March Slice a Day Challenge! I’m slicing every day this month. Thanks for stopping by.

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By kristasjots

Reader. Writer. Teacher. Singer of Random Tunes. Lover of Jokes, Doodling, & Flair Pens.

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