More than once, I’ve been lying in bed trying to sleep and hear a strange sound deep within the house … a moan or creak … and I’ll wonder if it’s a vengeful spirit come to enact unspeakable horrors upon my wife and I as we slumber.

Or, it could just be our cats, who are little vengeful spirits in their own right. Usually, I’m too lazy to get up and investigate.

Here’s a poem.


This house shares stories
Floors creak; walls groan; shadows shift
Secrets being told