The House of The Hanged Man- Dawn Mueller

The House of the Hanged Man

The squeaky floorboards
had nothing more to say, and
neither did the doors,

but the hall clock just
wouldn’t stop tsk-tsk-tsking
about it

It was like every other
day before-
except that he wasn’t.

Morning just kept coming
wiping its yellow hands 
all over the world,

as if it were appropriate
to go around painting sepulchers
in such bold color.

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