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[ SK ] House of a Thousand Doors

 
Of the many rooms
under this mansion's roof  
you find yourself in  
investigating  
. cleaning  
. . decorating  
. . . furnishing  
. . . . demolishing  
. . . . . running plain scared from  
  
haunting  
     
each leads to hallway  
or staircase that proposes    
more rooms upon rooms  
upon . . .  
   
but retracing your steps  
is possible only in theory  
for nothing in this world  
ever remains static  
   
Houses are no exception  
---alive, growing as surely  
as they shed dead shingles  
   
Look again for yourself;  
   
do you really believe  
that is the exact same entrance    
you came in?  
   
Perception is erected  
on a foundation of expectations  
which is why few often recognize    
a bad house for what it really is  
   
. . . until it is too late, when  
along with your hopes and dreams  
such a world view contained    
within the picture window  
is shattered    
    
That's Rose Red for you, Sweetheart.  
   
 
JohnnyBlaze
Written by JohnnyBlaze
Published | Edited 27th Oct 2021
Author's Note
inspired by Stephen King's television mini-series "Rose Red"
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