goodbye view of the mountains and the us bank tower. goodbye tall ceilings and walk-in pantry. goodbye tiny bathroom and clawfoot tub. goodbye stoop and maple tree. goodbye pocket doors and hardwood floors. goodbye dining room. goodbye nice neighbors.
hello, patio and garden. hello freshly painted “marshmallow fluff” walls. hello gardening and azalea bushes. hello blue jays in the rhododendrons. hello crickets. hello neighborhood cats and racooons. hello quiet mornings.
goodbye noisy neighbors and slamming iron gates. goodbye door that doesn’t stay closed unless we lock it. goodbye living on the top floor and goodbye lugging groceries. goodbye thin, uninsulated walls. goodbye grey trim everywhere. goodbye cupcake shop. goodbye pearl. goodbye drunk men with shopping carts.
hello living right next to my dad. hello elderly landlord. hello spooky basement. hello eating outside. hello smaller space. hello terrible carpet. hello no fan in the bathroom. hello to where i lived when i was first born.