The House on the Hill

the neighborhood kids used to tell stories
the kind that made you run a little faster
when you cut through the backyard
on your way home from school
the white house and the picket fence
with the quiet owner and the huge back yard
they must be millionaires
i heard the grandfather pushed someone off a bridge
i've never seen someone come out of there
are you sure they're even human?

Of course you all were human
nefarious? probably. 
there were ghost stories surrounding you
rumors of murder and mob involvement
the neighborhood kids used to see how close they could get
without anyone coming out
no one ever came out
the funny thing is, even now i have dreams about entering
seeing the extravagance, falling in love with a dangerous family
fifteen years later and i still wonder about the rumors
about the house on the hill