I am a vampire that walks among the living.

Romancing you into my cold embrace,

Only taking but never giving,

Now only the gods recognize my face.

This place, a citadel for the darkness of my own heart,

In which you rise like a specter from a nightmare,

We embrace as friends and as enemies depart.

A flickering flame I like to call hope,

I hold captive underneath my spidery fingers.

Attempting to transcend the barrier of reality,

Now only the smell of scorched flesh lingers.

I want to breathe you in,

A desire that is beautiful in its impossibility.

We had ended before we had a chance to begin.

(I ruined you, but we fell together)