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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
Author's Note
inspired by Stephen King's television mini-series "Rose Red"
All writing remains the property of the author. Don't use it for any purpose without their permission.
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