Sensuous and Strong as the Serpent
by Bruce Whealton
This vampire lived
a lustful life,
nourished and satisfied
by flesh on flesh -
She with the strength of the serpent.
Tonight she holds
A young man, barely twenty,
Who is lost in her dark red eyes.
For a brief while,
He was convinced he had the upper hand,
Seeking to overpower her,
With his six-foot muscular frame,
To her five and one half feet...
He thought she would be an easy
to satisfy his
desires and need for power.
With each motion he made,
She wrapped more of herself into him,
Hands, arms, legs around him,
Till there was only the sound of blood
Beating louder, pulsating, throbbing.
As he struggles for air,
In this last dream of his life,
Somehow he finds a pleasure
In her pulsating blood-red eyes.
Her pointed teeth rested
Against his pulsating artery,
There was just their rhythmic motions,
As she consumed all of him,
Up to his last breath.
Not a drop of his blood was spilled,
she had not intended to kill,
in fact, she herself
was wounded in his attack.
© 2010 Bruce Whealton
Whealton has been the co-editor and publisher of Word
Salad Poetry Magazine since 1995
and their newest publication, Haiku
Ramblings. They publish both on
the web at WordSaladPoetryMagazine.com
and in print. Bruce has
a Bachelors Degree from Georgia Institute of Technology and a Master's
Degree in Social Work. He has been writing and studying poetry for many
years with various mentors. His poetry has been published recently in The
Horror Zine, and the associated
Anthology called “And
Now the Nightmare Begins: The Horror Zine.
His poems have also appeared in “lines
written w/a razor,” “Childe Bryde,”
“lunatic chameleon,” “the thin edge of
staring, “Chance Magazine,” Venus Rising,
the Wilmington Star News' Port
City Poets, and “Gravity
Hill,” and “Simple
Vows Anthology” which
is put out by St. Andrews College Press.
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