Vampire Love

by John Enright

My darling, since you last went out
At night, I think you've changed.
My heart is turning dark with doubt.
I fear my brain's deranged.

I've noticed that your blotchy skin
Is somehow getting clearer.
I've noticed that you're paler in
Your image in the mirror.

Is that a hickey on your neck?
What are those two red dots?
Don't tell me that was just a peck!
Now, do you have the hots

For someone else? Who was that guy
I saw you with last night?
He slipped away before my eye,
As if he'd taken flight.

Oh darling, I am sick at heart.
You're going out again?
Give me a kiss before we part
To ease this aching pain.