Join Me: New Blood
content we were within our blessed union,
my lover and i, our conflicts long resolved.
root had merged with vein, and we were as one
with all life in our enchanted forest realm.
our existence seemed a sparkling symphony
of nature's music, sweetened and enriched by ages.
but something was amiss in this shimmering emerald paradise.
myths and legends had spoken of death visited upon
entire groves of our kind through a drugged peace,
and we feared such an end might befall us.
our contentment shifted to alarm;
we wept as a dull fear crept over us.
there came unbidden into the wood
a stranger of fragrant feminine mystery,
of blood red lips, of liquid eyes and fair complexion
whose uncommon beauty caused me to ache
for my former life, ache for her companionship
and ache for my own reason, for i had grown lonely.
i felt my lover's jealousy rise (as her thoughts were mine),
but this turbulence subsided quickly
and she soon forgave me my weakness,
for she too craved new blood to sate her, to ens