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Bloody Portal

What’s behind the red door?
The night had me restless
no sleep since I heard
that sound.
That eerie, strange strangling
coming from across the way,
loud enough to travel
up to my window.
Jumping up and looking out
I saw a crack of light
as the scarlet entry closed.
Was that a foot
I saw dragged inside?
Something sinister stays 
within those seemingly normal walls.
The climbing chill sends 
me back to the warmth 
of my grey down comforter 
but slumber 
alludes ‘til daybreaks.
           ~~ Judi Van Gorder

Same Prompt photo: Morning Bedroom Photo, different perspective Saturday Morning


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The title is extreme and made opening the poem irresistible. A very "Rear Window" scene unfolds within. I think what floats this between the real and the unreal is Something sinister stays/within those seemingly normal walls. It's the "seemingly normal walls." What is the watcher to do, call for help?!? Or was it merely the imagination? Nice way to set the mood for October, for Halloween.


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