In Pursuit Of Another

By Linda M. Crate

The moths dance
in the moonlight
give her a false sense
of freedom,
and so she wanders
into the dark heart of the
she doesn’t know the error
of her ways
as she slips from shadow to shadow
the moonlight cannot save her here—
she doesn’t see his cat like eyes
following her
nor does she hear the footsteps
trailing behind her
softly as the petals of her favorite flowers,
and she turns when it’s too late;
the vampire takes her
into his arms with a mocking smirk
before his fangs lay her into ruin—
her screams become
the music of his ears as her heartbeat
slowly fades,
and he leaves her body behind
in pursuit of another.


About The Author

Linda M Crate

Linda M. Crate’s poetry, short stories, articles, and reviews have been published in a myriad of magazines both online and in print.

She has five published chapbooks A Mermaid Crashing Into Dawn (Fowlpox Press – June 2013), Less Than A Man (The Camel Saloon – January 2014), If Tomorrow Never Comes (Scars Publications, August 2016), My Wings Were Made to Fly (Flutter Press, September 2017), and splintered with terror (Scars Publications, January 2018), and one micro-chapbook Heaven Instead (Origami Poems Project, May 2018). She is also the author of the novel Phoenix Tears (Czykmate Books, June 2018).

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