Being Left Alone

By Jane Lui ’21


I’m back,

After missing them for years.

Traces of them litter the floor-

I can’t control my tears.


I’m home! I holler

Into the stuffy, dry rooms.

No one replies

It’s as quiet as a tomb.


Why did you leave?

I wonder, destroying dust clouds.

What happened to you,

We were so proud!


The fire burned the house

Right down to the ground.

Was it the storm that killed you,

Was that why you drowned?


These sad memories I live in,

As I see the sign in the lawn.

“Sold” it says. I’m astonished-

This house was such a yawn.


But the past is in the past

And I will hope to see

Why my family left and

Didn’t tell me!