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You'll need to get to know your houses              

 
1. The fourth house  
 
 
In the fourth house        
there is a definite darkness        
I'm almost certain        
that it rolled out from the hearth of it        
and clung to the floors, walls and ceilings        
because when the doors slam        
the rooms wheeze like tar clogged lungs        
and all those who dwell there        
are weighted down by the black holes        
that the darkness spits on them

there is blood here
but it's the thinnest of them all

I've seen it, seen them welcome in a stranger
and even though their lips smiled
their eyes flashed of imminent danger, the flash gone
there were no more warnings
and they made bits of him, taxed him coin and soul
then drained him of himself  


 
 
Written by lepperochan (Craic-Dealer)
Published | Edited 29th Sep 2013
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