Rigor Mortis

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Horror  |  House: Booksie Classic
Musings of a vampire shortly before death

Submitted: July 19, 2017

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Every evanescent wink of exposure
To dawns ascending sun
Is simultaneously grievous and mollifying
To the anguish caused by eternal life
I have beheld the death of my kin
Until  I was the sole remnant of my lineage
I who awakens every twilight
To the torturous caterwauling of untold victims
Who perished by my own hands
To prompt only the most fleeting consolation
To an unquenchable thirst
Though I've endeavored to abstain
From the lust for crimson nectar
It has been unavailing
Thus I have concluded
That I am unmitigatedly a plague
One that must cease
So humanity may perdure
And so for the first time in millennia
I peer solicitously at Earths star
Awestruck at the comeliness I've long forgotten
And the final thing I glimpse 
Before falling to dust
Is my own reflection
An echo of who I once was
With a smile upon its face
The first smile since I was human
My terminal dawn


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