Haunted Houses

Alex Kies

We live in haunted houses

those of us who have them

but there isn't any hex

or exorcisim you can do

There's no one you can pray to

or anything you could offer them

The ghosts are here for good.

Everything you own is haunted

Though we may disagree by what

One day you'll be one of the ghosts

A big dead burden

Weighing everybody down

which you already do.