First to be tackled was the fridge,
I wiped away the crumbs that dusted the bottom shelf,
Do you remember making them
When you made me toast to eat in bed?
Then I turned towards the bathroom
To clean the toothpaste from the sink.
Do you remember standing side by side
Brushing teeth and smiling at me in the mirror?
We always brushed our teeth together,
It made me feel like I was in a rom com
And that I’d get my happy ending.
Then I reached that sacred room that housed our bed,
The marriage bed where the deal was sealed.
Do you remember how we used to giggle
Underneath the covers?
Our arms and legs all tangled up in such a loving mess.
And in the living room I dusted the spot where the TV used to be.
Do you remember putting on some MTV
And how we used to dance around
As we drank cheap wine and laughed and laughed and laughed?
I sit down on the couch with a heavy sigh,
Because that was then and this is now.
There isn’t any love, here within these walls.
It vanished with the closing of the door.
This house was where I wanted to grow old.
But now it’s just an empty shell, ready to be filled
With someone else’s love and happy memories.
I know that I am bathing in my bitterness
But I worry they will have to peel me from this sofa
Before they can embark upon their own adventure.