Dangerous Dance

By Naia Zifu

If you truly love someone, you accept her just as she is.

You learn to take comfort in her cold embrace,

To fall asleep in the silence of her stilled heart.

Her eyes flash, yet you do not tremble,

Her feral hiss is like a lover's sigh.

Her bared fangs nip playfully at your neck;

For your sake, she fights the urge to break skin.

Love is a dangerous, delicate dance,

Between vampire and mortal lover.

©2005 Naia Zifu, all rights reserved.