I've past that little black building
down on the corner so many times
and I often wondered
if anyone lived there.
it looked like an empty dwelling
with its cracked façade
no signs of anything.
I talked to jewel about it
she had the same idea.
That old guy
that always hangs out
the liquor store
Told me he'd once seen the devil
in one of those windows up there
blowing him a kiss.
He had a certain serious (almost eerie)
look on his face as he said it
as if he'd actually seen the dark lord
'said he'd seen him
throw trash out of the back window
that he'd been stealing the furniture
from whatever bars
closed down in the neighbourhood
but he's an old guy
the other day me and ricco
decided to break in.
To see what the dark palace was really all about
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it had a long tall hallway
that led to a staircase in the back
and on the right side
i counted seven doors