The Morning After

Pressed against shadowers wall that gave sanctuary
Pressed palms against the sides of shades
Bile rising yet stayed
Shoulder blades pressed
Cold darkness harassed

Sun rising
Blackbird has spoken
Rays prizing
At nights last breath

Neon blades of light
Reflected from a window into sight
Across the street blinded briefly
Confide, small world of light

Thunderbolts of pain through eyes
Caustic white
Sickness in the gut withering a snake
Cursing, turning on shaken legs seek flight

Each footstep crunching dewy grass
Eyes throbbing downcast
Jaw clenched proceeding
The path of bird shrieks

The fringe of the wood.
The dampness of the leaves
Fine mist earth veiled
Down into the ground
No sound

Michael
February 23, 2002

Fanged Films

Canada, 1997
The Descendant / Hemoglobin
1974

From the Library

As the 20th century evolved, rational man turned to science to explain mythology that had pervaded for thousands of years. How could a man be mistaken for a vampire? How could someone appear to have been the victim of a vampire attack? Science, in time, came back with answers that may surprise you.Anemia
A million fancies strike you when you hear the name: Nosferatu!N O S F E R A T Udoes not die!What do you expect of the first showing of this great work?Aren't you afraid? - Men must die. But legend has it that a vampire, Nosferatu, 'der Untote' (the Undead), lives on men's blood! You want to see a symphony of horror? You may expect more. Be careful. Nosferatu is not just fun, not something to be taken lightly. Once more: beware.- Publicity for Nosferatu in the German magazine Buhne und Film, 1922  

Drawn to Vamps?

Vol. 1 No. 14
Fright Night V.1 N.14 December 1989
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The Undying Fiend