Blood Debt

Character Poem #4: Nadine Amsel
(From When The Sun Don't Burn & The Craving)

It was all she could do to keep from screaming, to keep strong . . .
It was all she could do to keep herself safe from the deathly sun.
The request in his last breath, the promise left unsaid . . .
It was all that kept circling in her head.

A shovel, tears, and the hard cold earth,
And, in the air, the smell of death;
She held onto the fury feeding her strength.

Sweeter and more addicting than blood,
The call for revenge fills the void.
Soon, they’ll realize the mistake they’ve made,
And, with their blood, their debts will be paid.