Sunday #Poetry: The Vampire’s Gift

“Poetry is truth in its Sunday clothes.”
~Joseph Roux

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“The Vampire’s Gift”
Jody Azzouni

I expected bats, fangs,
the usual openmouthed coffin.
Instead he woos me with poetry of a sort:
“Dreams are baggy shadows
bursting their skins each dawn
and colorsplashing the mornings”

Why I fall for this, I don’t know,
But we do things in bed I don’t quite remember.
And before he leaves,
he gives me a diamond
with a prominent spot of blood
deep inside.
“We fertilized it, ” he explains.

I sleep fitfully,
naturally enough,
and dream that when he caresses my face,
it comes off in his hands.
At dawn, when I awake, the diamond is gone.
But there’s a child now
I must feed whatever way I can.

Published by L.J.K. Oliva

L.J.K. Oliva writes urban fantasy and paranormal romance, with a heavy dash of suspense. She likes her whiskey strong, her chocolate dark, and her steak bloody. Most of all, L.J.K. likes monsters... and knows the darkest ones don't live in closets.

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