Note: This is one of my favorites. It’s about emotional vampires and the people who suck the life out of you. And, I was really hating my job at the time.

Alone and Lonely

A lonely man
walks briskly,
arms swaying,
staring aimlessly;
avoiding the decay
that surrounds him.

Nameless faces
blur into one another,
creating a blob
of burning skin
that falls away,
exposing the truth.

He smells the stench
of painted ladies
and three piece suits
as they try to
cover up the disintegration.

Behind their smiles
are fangs
waiting for the comfort
and security
of darkness
to reveal themselves.

Meaningless voices
whisper from
all directions.
As he catches
his reflection
in a passing window.

He must hurry to shelter
for it is
almost nightfall.

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