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the Vampire

I walked by an old man today
he was only a year or so
older than I
he wore his years hard
the thick scars
dug tough into his 
the skin was peeled back from his face
exposing the gore mortling
behind his
big head
his eyes hidden with
a bottle of vodka stuck loose to his fingers, his fingers
ticking the grime of the
 his dirty, German grin
stretched like a gibbet, his stench flagging off
tattered  shadowed

He wanted me to stop and linger a spell.  keep him company
an I obliged him
seeing as how we were such good friends
and he spoke of things
crazy an mean
and they made no sense
to me

He talked of how the days had all burned up
leaving him caught 
in his 
he rambled about the twist of
other's faults
a captious run of
pooling on his thinning

He coughed an hawked a rusty oil
buzzing buttons an telling lie after lie after
after lie

His sharp teeth gnashing an grinding on his

and I sat there and listened
in my own place
and bid my time
ill spent
thinking how tight we 
once were
how tiring it was to watch him go
bloodless and pale 
watching him smoke under the palm of the
'til he finally turned and

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