by Andres Diaz, Copyright 2017
The noise you humans make is incredible
I literally heard you a mile away
So you’ve finally discovered my handiwork
It was worth it, her blood was delicious
As was the rest of her
Just a few more days and she will be like me
Why must you pray so loudly?
It doesn’t work any better than your trinkets
You’ll never find me you fools
But you will find the grave of my scapegoat
The stable boy who loved the lord’s daughter
His grave altered to appear that he was like me
How you humans marvel at how he climbed out
And stalked the night for his love
As you stake him I smile knowing I will be gone
With the girl I came here for
And no one will be any wiser
That the real culprit got away.
This poem is based on the vampire character, Carmilla, created by J. Sheridan LeFanu in 1872.
This poem and many others like
it are available in the poetry
collection, OTRONAUT, by Andres Diaz.