Aphelion Issue 265, Volume 25
September 2021
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I Am One

by Jean Jones

It's too late. I already am one. If you hang out too long with a vampire, you become one or start acting, or thinking like one. Vampires are all about addiction, you know, or thinking about self only, whether with heroin, crack, or sex, and I have become one hanging out with a vampire for over two years and since she needed her blood heroin addiction, she fed my addiction, and I became one, a vampire, an addict as well, or acting or thinking like one. You ask me if I can come back to you, but it’s way too late for that. I've been fed by up to two vampires at a time, and I can't come back to you, I can't. I enjoy friends satiating me, transforming me into a complete vampire, with nothing but an addict left, wanting nothing more than what you can do for me for my satisfaction; I am a vampire now.

2020 Jean Jones

Jean lives in the Wilmington, North Carolina area and has seen many of his poems published in various journals and books. Jean attended St. Andrews Presbyterian College and received his B.A. in English from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. He later went on to receive an M.F.A. degree in Creative Writing from Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio.

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