Empty Nest

By Deborah Walker

 

Silence is an empty house. My daughter is making her way in the world. I hope that she’ll meet someone special in the city.

At the year’s close my daughter comes home, bringing her beau with her. I light the candles, draw the decorations onto the earth floor. I hang the mistletoe and the ivy and slaughter the animal for the celebration.

It was worth the wait. I look with pride at the feast. My daughter’s man, laid out so handsome on the table. The eggs on his meat. Praise be!  I’m going to be a Grandma.

 

Bio: Find Deborah in the British Museum trawling the past for future inspiration or on her blog: http://deborahwalkersbibliography.blogspot.co.uk/

 

 

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