Vampire

The purr of A/C conceals a spatter
of rain, though the heavy gait
plodding/trotting/galloping
E c h o i n g/cRaCkliNg
from the ceiling upstairs
substitutes thunder all on its own

Taptaptap (I still haven’t figured out
What the fuck that sound is)
but I won’t lift the blanket
past the window to see for myself
Lest it be a pale ghastly face
mouth wide dark & hollow like the hall
& eyes purely cavernous  [ aniridia ]

Don’t let the morning light in
–LM

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