Typewriter Rodeo: Haunted House

Each week, the Standard reaches out to Austin’s Typewriter Rodeo for a custom poem on Texas topics.

By Jodi EgertonMarch 3, 2017 9:57 am,

Some people believe in ghosts, others stand their ground and say they don’t exist. And some don’t quite believe in ghosts – but cautiously respect them when the lights go out at night. No matter what kind of (non)believer you are, we can all agree that spooky clowns are worse.

Haunted House

That subtle sense
of company
no matter where you roam
Your family’s not the only one
who calls this house a home

The window shutters flutter
Even when there’s not a breeze
And you loudly announce “Bless you!”
Though you know you didn’t sneeze
Sure, you could call it electrical issues
When the lights flick off and on
But you might as well get used to it
For it’s hard to get them gone
So add some extra chairs to the table
(though they might flip upside down)
And welcome your new ghostly neighbors
(at least it’s not a creepy clown?)