The POTW: Verse Til It Hurts


POTW #741
(Week of 10 October, 2010)


The Vampire's Purse

Handi-Wipes for gushy messes
A Post-It listing blood bank addresses
A flea collar sized to fit a bat
Sunscreen, shades and a big floppy hat
Quick-read tests for HIV
Likewise hepatitis C
Blood type compatibility chart
Emergency snack in a juice-box heart
Supplements of vitamin D
In-Case-of-Garlic potpourri
A postcard from the Quasimodos
A whole stack of empty family photos
Arranged like graves and neatly packed
In a haunting bag of basic black
Infant skin, epitomizing
The biting edge of accessorizing

Copyright © 2010 by Dave Grossman

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