choose carefully | a poem against vampires

you ate popcorn in my house of grief

*

grief should end like a movie

and you were suspicious

impatient

move on now, live your life now

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does it really need to happen to you too

before you can even remotely begin to understand?

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you find relief in other people’s woes

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I’ve made you better than you ever were

in my head

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I’ve given you compliments

making myself smaller by implication

and you took everything in

soaking, feasting

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I should have known that you don’t feel

that you fake what you see

copy what you can use

*

girls can kill too

indirectly

one fire after another

entourage

subtle, effortless, undetectable, deceitful

*

you see the smile, the embrace

I feel the blade across my skin

the fire in my stomach

the unsuspected nightmare

*

but I thought she was your best friend

*

you perform what people want to see

*

I’d always lose to

someone who doesn’t have a conscience

*

you isolate to establish your relationships

*

and suddenly there was no one to turn to

and nobody believed it

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strategic, provocative, lethal

*

she attacks the invisible

and everything must be alright

everything must be exaggerated

can you see a broken heart

can you see a broken spirit

f a n c i f u l

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