Slumber

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She beckons

You;

Come hither,

Partake

In this fire

Of life

Within.

Drink well and deep the heat.

Now burst forth through

Those flames ignited and become

The dreams you

Left in slumber,

The dreams hidden from the others out of

Fear.

It is you.

You are the desire.

Vampires

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My momma told me

Vampires were real

So every night i would make sure the curtains

On the window above my bed covered the window completely,

Not a centimeter uncovered in case

A Vampire should choose to hover above me.

I would then crawl in bed

And get snug under the blankets

Placing my cross necklace on my neck over my nightie so any Vampire would be

Afraid to approach.

And I would stay still

And I would not breathe until exhaustion took over.

All those years I filled my head with the terror of make believe

When reality was worse.

Distraction.