Loneliness

The house was empty. It had seen a couple, seen the baby, seen the toddler, seen the second baby.

The babies had grown into children, into teens, into adults.

The house had seen a dog, a cat, a goldfish, a rabbit.

The house had seen these furry family members live, play, age, and die.

The house had seen destructive weather, and helpful improvements.

The house had seen the couple grow old, and the house had seen the children's children.

The house had seen the fall of the man, and the eventual move of the couple.

The house had seen all things when it was called 'Home'.