THAT STARE

“That Stare”

That stare

So blank and dark

That cleft in your chin

That eyebrow arch

You look at me

From the shadows

I feel your stare

Without a touch from your brows

You thirst for what runs through my veins

Yet, you behave as though you are shackled and chained

You want to come for me

Your thirst is unbearable

You show me your fangs

I freeze. I’m unmovable.

Even now, you don’t move.

You’re still. You stare.

I feel myself yearning for you.

“Come for me. I don’t care!”

The shadows grow darker, thicker, and wider.

With one last look into your eyes, I collapse to the floor.

People scatter and holler

But only you come forth

“Ma’am, are you okay? Are you hurting anywhere?”

I roll my head to look up at you and it’s just 

That stare!

Written on January 18, 2022

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