#NaPoWriMo 2018 – Day 2: “The Dawning”

dawning

 

The Dawning // by Jennifer Patino

 

This room
is a crypt,
and I am
a special
kind of
vampire

 

      Blackout shade
serenade, feisty
little chirps
outside my window
pane, I am pained by day

 

I can’t
stand
the sight
of blood,
and especially
my own

 

I keep it cold
as ice and stare
at the fireside,
flames licking
my sanguine eyes

 

Sunlight
should die
so I
can have
peace beneath
this disease

 

The birdsong
passes, I put on
onyx glasses, seek
shade under trees
far older than me

 

And no one sees,
I’m invisible,
I float by
like the hungry bee,
aggravated by heat,
buzzing complaints undisguisable

 

napowrimo2018

 

 

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