NaPoWriMo 2022, day 21: vampires

vampires
vampires

1. the campers

in the morning
we find an empty bunk
all our food eaten
and regurgitated
in the evening
we find a blood trail
a bottle of rotgut
and the remains
of a drinking party

2. the squatter

after supper
he plays cards
gets drunk
when he wakes up
he's lost in a meadow
begging the sun
for mercy

3. the two

at midnight
their faces are
up on the rooftop
talking in low voices
about love
this is how it starts
I know how it ends
like all good horror stories
the ending is going to be
us

– Carl Bettis