the viewing arenas are saturated with doe-eyed girls
lights go down
the bright white glitter skin of james dean emasculated
ooh the trembling knees of housewives in the crowd
lucky bland beautiful boring girl finds herself lost
in the bermuda love triangle with a bat and a dog
team? i am on no one’s team
burn the theaters down!
stab the actors with stakes! shoot em with silver bullets!

the vampires will seduce you with their lust
this way, darling
one small step at a time
you’re melting
and in the warmth of their cold embrace
they will drain your blood

the greatest fictional romance of my generation is between a teenaged girl and a vampire
what more proof do you need
that we are stuck
somewhere between
puberty and fantasy?




Author: brice maiurro

Denver poet. Author of Stupid Flowers, out now through Punch Drunk Press.

8 thoughts on “SOAP OPERA OF VAMPIRES”

  1. Oh, I couldn’t agree more. However, as with every generation there is a flavour… This generation’s flavour happens to be Vampire (ish). It will pass…!

    1. The good news is the bad vampire movie made way for lots of good vampires movies, books and shows, so there’s that! 🙂

      1. No; truthfully, I’m tired of the whole vampire thing… I’m hoping it will all pass soon…. Call me a kill-joy however, that’s my truth…
        Vampires go away now, please…. hahahahaha….. 🙂

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