Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Sad Vampire

You left your mark
Tear the flesh and fill my head
              with images of wilting roses...
I'm sorry she left you.
Don't cry, you look like you might
              need somebody to hurt right now.
I hope you find your light.
Find your way, fade into darkness with silver,
             a line of blue...
A single drop of red on your fingertip
             and death on your face.
Take it down, that bleach-blonde
              frames your face like sunlight never could.
Gentle, gentle, I saw the look
              in those pale blue eyes
                               like ice
You left your mark.



Alison Day
1997