A face in the chamber—I couldn’t connect it
Like Dante’s Beatrice, beatific in black
Loquacious you weren’t. But I’ve come to expect it
How lovely to see you—it threw me off track.
As the summer deceases and winter approaches
Let casting of shadows be gone from your art.
Lighten up, dark enchantress. Your coldness reproaches.
Oh pull out the dagger you’ve stuck in my heart!
Will another bad sonnet, addressed to your highness
Suffice to start thawing the frost in your soul?
Ennobling it isn’t, this taciturn shyness…
Vampire girl—be a sociable witch;
Even necrophiles hope for a smile, or a twitch.
Never fear. Not your corpse, just your friendship’s my goal.