Writing Challenge: April 24, 2017
Prompt: Makeup a story or poem about your next-door neighbor.
We lived next door for 2 years-
But I never knew your name.
I know you own two cars-
One used regularly and one never touched.
I knew you were single
And that you have two children,
A boy around 9, and a girl around 5.
I know you once had a garden;
The dug-up patch is still visible.
I know the music you listen to
Whenever you work out.
And I know that your apartment
Is built just like mine.
I know the rooms, I know the counters,
I know the very floors.
I know all these things about you,
Though we never spoke.
Part of me regrets never reaching out,
That’s just how things are these days:
We hold to the belief that good fences make good neighbors,
So we lived next door for 2 years-
Without knowing each other’s names.