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The Mortal Combat

A scorch mark on the table

defined the high stakes

the vampire and the mortal

blood or money to take

Eyes in a hypnotic state

winner take all

hands tightly clasp

who will take the fall

A cautionary tale

to anyone willing to take a risk

strength of the mind and body

breathing is brisk

Swaying arms to the left

and then to the right

crowd is tense

at the sight

A moment of silence

vampire is stunned

mortal slams his hand

grabs the money and runs

Grabbing the bottle of red devil

gulping it down

vampire turns into a bat

chasing the mortal through town

Night becomes day

as the sun begins to rise

mortal takes his winnings

and the vampire cries

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

By pipersadventures9

Piper Pierce is a Mississippi native who loves to experience the journey through life.

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