She sat in the empty house.
She stared out of windows with sightless eyes.
As she pulled the blanket closer around her body.
At night she would press her ear to the walls.
The inner creaks and groans sounded like a great ship.
Upon whose back she would ride.
Commandeering other moaning life boats.
And collecting unwitting hostages.
A pretend relationship built on conquest and mutiny.
She thought of the friendships she had allowed to
decay into awkward pauses and loaded sighs filled with looks of pity.
But the ship would take her yonder to the sky.
And set her free amongst the stars.
At least for a little while before
sinking back down
Until she was alone in the house once more.
She cried.


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