Don’t Go Down in the Basement, Darling

Bad things happen in basements

we know

the Id beneath the floorboards

so Lester’s wife should have thought twice

about mocking his masculinity

in their basement

by the clothes dryer that doesn’t work well;

now Linda doesn’t work well either.

Badasses and Babadooks bide in basements

& the offspring of Horror Writers’

brains.

So the next time someone offers to take you

down the basement

or hop into a car boot

or trunk

if they’re North American

that basement of motor vehicles

don’t!

12 thoughts on “Don’t Go Down in the Basement, Darling

  1. Linda not working alongside the washer was a deeply disturbing, but brilliant image. Passing on all future basement invitations. May even avoid basement apartments after reading this. 😉

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