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Half Vampire

Somehow your fangs have disappeared,

and you no longer look spooky.

That's good, because you're just a kid.

Admittedly, a deformed kid, but now

at least less spooky looking. Hey,

perhaps lose the orange soccer jersey.

It does nothing but illuminate your acne.

Don't worry. I was once like you.

I wore squirrels once to school.

Oh, I know it was vanity, and I stopped

to look at myself in the windows

of empty homes, and to pee in hedgerows,

and I took to the art teacher too--

these things are nothing to lose sleep over.

Some people are just this way,

drooling, complicated revolutionaries,

half vampire, half human, half canary.