Blood Lust

Our nights are deep and dark and close

As we lay down side-by-side.

But this night is different,

There's a shielded emotion of longing in his deep amber eyes.

A look of hunger crosses his face,

Quickly followed by pain.

I don't want him to hurt and I tell him so

As fresh tears drip like rain.

He wants me to leave,

To keep me safe from himself.

But his eyes keep me still in a trance.

As his fangs protrude and sink into my flesh.

I should have run while I still had the chance.