Modern Monsters

Life-sucking vampires
preach a prosperity gospel:
Give us your blood,
it'll trickle back down again.
Not in time to save your ass,
but you can't have everything.

Mindless zombies
create converts:
Give us your brain,
let the mob do your thinking.
The world will go to hell
but it will be a ride to remember.

Frenzied werewolves
seduce the soul:
Give us your vitality,
we'll change the world – 
not if it means compromise,
but at least we have our principles.

Unfocused full moon rage.
Unrepentant full time death.
When the zombies and vampires team up
the werewolves run scared.

©2016 Kenneth W. Arthur