At first, I was the reveling masquerader.
In a dozen wanton nights,
with a lack of fright for social airs,
I sought to receive.
I sought to breath
and consume with vampiric ability,
any new talent. Your attention please.
 
Oh the muttering retreats,
operatic affairs and
energetic conversations.
Rather rambling.
Rather revealing.
 
In this way I acquired the ability.
Through sheer deception–
a knack of faux perfection–
I learned to be someone else.
 
Fraudulence.
A dark amanuensis.
Deaf, though dying
alive and retiring.
Zarathustra spoke
and I carried his words away.
 
There I was and there I wasn’t–
at times in moment like the present,
I was alight with possibility
with the promise of new.
Nestled with delight,
the promise of unique.
I could never decline.
Why would I ever decline?
I had swallowed the soul of a poet
and could not... no refused...
to vomit.
 
And so,
I speak my name in a different hue
and cannot recognize the sound.

Vampire, Halloween, Listening, Vampiric, Party, Social, Steal, Stealing, Parker, Jennings, Poem, Poetry, Blank verse

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Delilah
almost 4 years

Waw! I the deepness in your words, so many meanings. How splendid!
I am drawn to the lines;

"There I was and there I wasn’t–
at times in moment like the present,
I was alight with possibility
with the promise of new."

Vic
almost 4 years

amanuensis - a literary or artistic assistant, in particular one who takes dictation or copies manuscripts!

A new word for me. Thanks, we never stop learning. Yes, wouldn't we like to be artistic assistants to the greatest writers/minds of the millennium.

Great poem. I like!

Parker Jennings
Parker Jennings
almost 4 years

Thanks Vic. I first heard the word back when I was in theology school. It stuck with me. I think I might have used in before in another poem, but I can't recall which one... If
Oh well, glad you liked the poem friend

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