Nixing the Vampires

It isn’t the garlic clove chain

around the neck trick anymore

to ward off the

modern day


who tap into the open

channels of my heart

and leave fang marks.

There are emotional vampires that roam the world sapping our exuberance.

The quickest way to

turn around an energy sucker

these days is

simply to



Turning off the radio


by  receiving no signal,

no dialing in

to the carnage frequency,


as brutal as that sounds,






fang marks on the heart.


About Susan

I am a gutsy, single mom of four in southeastern MN on the great Mississippi River. I love to create a life of passion, I am an eternal optimist and a freak for wellness, local foods movement, all sorts of musical genres, nature, bikes, dancing, writing, art, and funny people .
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3 Responses to Nixing the Vampires

  1. Kim Nelson says:

    I so agree! Turning off, saying no, getting on with our own agendas is vital to our spiritual survival.

  2. Susannah says:

    Words of wisdom and wonderful writing, you can’t get better than that! Wonderful. 🙂

  3. Photodiction says:

    I like how you’ve tackled all the distractions – they are indeed like vampires sucking away at our life and energy. And yet, the ending, with the fang marks on the heart, seems to suggest that as much as we might turn them off, they will still leave a mark. Perhaps we can’t completely shut ourselves off from the world and its effects?

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