Abandoned Kitchen

For Carrie’s Sunday Muse Blogspot.

Abandoned Kitchen
“Did you ever wonder Why abandoned houses looked so sad Much like the people Their exterior was only for the function.” Maria Lehman, The Dreaming Doors

the door opens.
The smell hits you –
dampness, mold,
cold lifeless things.
there is a darker sort of silence
as if the kitchen is holding its breath,
holding it for so long
it had forgotten how to breathe.

18 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Magaly Guerrero
    Dec 01, 2019 @ 14:40:35

    I wonder if the kitchen started holding its breath to ovoid the stench brought up by lifelessness and abandonment. And if that’s the case, what will it take for it to breathe again?

    Such vivid imagery.


  2. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Dec 01, 2019 @ 14:42:42

    A kitchen in use can breathe such joy but once abandoned it often reeks of sadness


  3. gillena cox
    Dec 01, 2019 @ 14:52:03

    “there is a darker sort of silence”
    Nice line.
    Thanks for dropping by my blog today.



  4. Sherry Marr
    Dec 01, 2019 @ 15:24:21

    I like that darker sort of silence, as if the kitchen had forgotten how to breathe. This kitchen needs the team from Fixer Upper, lol.


  5. Rosemary Nissen-Wade
    Dec 01, 2019 @ 15:53:24

    Oh, that really got me! So well personified, I caught my breath too, in pain for the sorrow of the house and particularly that poor kitchen.


  6. Stranded Tree
    Dec 01, 2019 @ 16:01:01

    Holding its breath of life and love. A sad picture that you gave us but well done.


  7. Carrie V. H.
    Dec 01, 2019 @ 21:26:29

    I absolutely love this Toni! I love the idea of it holding it’s breath. That so beautifully expresses the abandoned room. I have missed you Toni.


    Dec 01, 2019 @ 22:11:21

    Holding so many memories. As if it’s life was snuffed out.


  9. magicalmysticalteacher
    Dec 02, 2019 @ 17:26:55

    Even in holding its breath for so long, somewhere, I am certain, the kitchen remembers how to breathe.


  10. sanaarizvi
    Dec 03, 2019 @ 15:50:42

    My goodness this is poignant. I can picture the kitchen holding its breath.


  11. The akHOME Kitchen
    Jan 17, 2020 @ 22:41:50

    Beautiful – I see so much potential in those little forgotten bits ❤


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