Sun worshiper

with toasty flesh,

summer-flow hair,

whitened teeth and

dread of clouds.


Vampiress in reverse

feeding by day,

savoring the warm,

wearing Armani

to protect her eyes—

that her soul, enslaved inside

by one greater, may gently

and until final days be

found and pierced

by his, only,


fangs of light.


by S.A. Bort (July 2012 for Anne M-R)