rich quatrone | what vampires don't say

what vampires don’t say

don’t speak to me of love anymore.
what error it is.
to speak of things humans know
in their petty minds.
don’t speak to me of commitment
and of the heart’s ability to stay
these are what we lost when we
tasted the first blood.
what we forsook with the first
speak to me only of what
we know and can share.
this desire with nothing
ahead, this truth humans
fear to face.
better, don’t speak to me at all,
don’t waste your lips, teeth, tongue
on things for which they are not

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