These “energy vampires” you fear are
are of your owning making. The true
energy suck is that of your anxiety that
continues to fuel your paranoia.
If you want to cut your own throat then at least
have the decency to bleed out with purpose.
The blood that drains easily is always the
The scars that form from these wounds
are the same that build the castles you
guard yourself in. Keep the cuts fresh
and flow on the river from your veins.
Invite the night creatures from deep
within to flood your day with their
darkness. Doing battle with those
are your greatest engines for growth.
Vampires that live in your head
can only be slain if you face them
About the Creator
Steve Howard's self-published collection of short stories Satori in the Slip Stream, Something Gaijin This Way Comes, and others were released in 2018. His poetry collection Diet of a Piss Poor Poet was released in 2019.