Vampire Detox, a poem by Carrie Magness Radna at
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Vampire Detox

Vampire Detox

written by: Carrie Magness Radna



I’m not an emotional vampire

but all the rest of the damned ones
still want a piece of me,
as if I were a blood clot

& I’m not
having it or them anymore.

I can shoot holes
into everything I’ve done,

but sometimes I end up
shooting myself in the dark—

& when the spark
lights up the page
& my consciousness,

I feel alive!
I’ll even up the score,
but I don’t want those assholes around
to muddy up my head.

I wait in the dark
for a killing—
for a worthy sacrifice.

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