Midnight has fallen, yet I cannot sleep,
Your voice in my head continues to weep.
The cries grow brasher, the shrieks pierce my brain,
What have I done to endure this again?
“It’s all in my head” I whisper in fear,
But you are outside, I feel you are near.
A howling begins, the winds pick up pace,
I stiffen my eyes, yet there lies your face.
A pale complexion, as white as soft snow
Contrasts with your eyes, where burns a red glow.
Voluptuous lips conceal your sharp teeth,
The teeth that sunk in my breast underneath
I must discontinue this reverie.
Remember your actions? Oh, how you made me plea!
“If you love me so, you’ll give me a bite.”
My infatuation betrayed me that night.
“Do it!” I whimpered, for I adored you,
I suffered the aching and splurging right through;
There I collapsed, on some stranger’s grave,
Your bloody mouth grinned – you vanished and waved.
I dashed home that evening, blood streaked down my dress,
I sobbed ‘till the sunrise but, I must confess,
Whilst your desertion left me in a mess,
Five years later and moved on have I,
I discovered a new man to worship with time –
This tale must end for I’ve realised
This whole time my window has sat open wide
I surge to the scene though I am unprepared
To spot the dark figure that in the park glared,
My legs trembled wildly, on the window I leaned,
Those lustrous eyes belonged to a familiar fiend.
I lunged for my gown and ran down the stairs,
Out the door I flew, the wind tangling my hair,
I sensed old emotions: ardour, fear, fixation,
My wounds reopened, combined with my elation.
I reached him, he smirked – my master’s returned!
For so many years I have waited and yearned!
He gripped my throat and feasted on his possession,
The agony burnt – but I was in heaven!