Behind the door
by Jenny Erlanger
I know it sounds a bit absurd
but you should hear what I have heard
about the things that have occurred
inside that stony tomb.
There’s talk of heaps of human bones,
of eerie grunts and squeals and moans,
of blood that oozes from the stones
and ghosts that haunt each room.
They say the spiders down the halls
are all the size of bowling balls
and prone to jumping off the walls
and landing in your hair
Of course, I don’t know this for sure.
It’s time for someone to explore
what really lies beyond that door.
Please enter… if you dare.
- Submitted in response to Words+Pictures #2 poetry challenge