shattered window glass and swinging chains
ccc ra ck!
snake slithers through vines—abandon—sssss
winding path to crocked
house and leafless trees
blood on porch—dribbles and drops
the wayward night with rumbling crack!
door creaks drifts on dangling hinges—rrrrrrrr
chandelier swings in ruddy night—lit
they cry out
wailing—the blood-born moon
And in the foyer, listless—wrist vein
droplets weave through vines
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