21st Century Vampire

The shadows of impermanence,

Dancing within my mind

Nothing to quell the hunger…

A beast with gaping maw

I search

Desperation prickling my skin

Need thrashing through my veins

Like hot wires…

Need me, see me, validate me,

Give me a reason for living.

I’m a creature of the night

The husk of a person,

No intention or desire

Or driving force or worthy cause,

Just everlasting need.