Bad Omens curl atop your feet
A Sign Yawns as it stretches in your lap.
They take their lunch break here.
A dimly lit apartment with a monochrome movie blaring
From a television that has had at least a million upgrades
Released on the market.
They rest from bringing bad luck.
From teasing and scaring
They gather their energy by
Pushing off your tea mug from the counter
and watching the ghosts in random corners of the room.
7 black cats lounge in your living room,
Coming and going as they please
7 questions pop up every time they come
7 annoyances arise every time they stay
7 grievances appear when they leave.
Because you didn’t invite them.