Aphelion Issue 272, Volume 26
May 2022
 
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My Favorite Vampire

by Jean Jones


You always talk to me

About how professional
You are,
And how experienced
You are,

How you've done everything
And witnessed
Everything,

But what I want to know
Is,

When you are
With me,

You take all of me,
Completely,
every time,

And I want to know,
Why do you do that?

You always make sure
I'm completely happy
Whenever we get together,

But when you make me happy
Does that make you happy?

Is that loving? Is that giving?
Or is it Professionalism?

I don't think
You know
Yourself—

I just know
I need to see you,

And just you,
Every time—


© 2022 Jean Jones

Jean Jones graduated
With an MFA in Creative Writing
In poetry and has been
Published online in Aphelion Webzine
And Medusas Kitchen

Find more by Jean Jones in the Author Index.