The Vampire Queen may rule the land
But she shall never tame the seas
A sunken, undersea dreamland
Where sirens give sultry striptease
Beware oh sailor that’s sent adrift
Kraken or Hydra would be better still
Take heed of the girl on the graveyard shift
Her luscious gaze robs you of all free will
Come, take her hand. Let’s guide you home
Through the jaws of a humpback, late deceased.
Where spirits and servants cry and moan
In the realm where she gorges and eats and feasts.
Bones and sinew litter her bed
The still-throbbing heart of her lovely pet
But the man, he is blind with his throbbing head
His body is hers, in this Russian roulette.
Her scales they glisten, start to rot
Milky skin grows maggots and drops
Empty sockets; eye once apricot
One swift slice and his head off she chops.
The sovereign siren rules the water
Oceans stained crimson by cunning devilry
Keep your men away from this slaughter
Lest they be lured by her haunting melody.
This was created as a sort of follow up to my poem about the Vampire Queen in my poem, Liberator. If she’s the ruler of the skies then whos the ruler of the oceans?
Come see my mermaid sketches here!
And if you’d like to read more of my Gothic work, check out my tag here, full of more voluptuous daemons and bloodthirsty maidens!
I hope you enjoyed it!
Copyright © 2016 Rebecca Sherratt