For Bice, who may or may not be a succubus! ;-)
Having been marked by a succubus at the age of 16,
You know one when you see one.
I know, she will say, oh,
I am only this, or I am only that,
As if she were as common as cornflakes--
But you have been doomed from the beginning.
Admit it, you knew.
Admit it, you're glad.
Go ahead and ring your bed with little paper bibles--
Her lips on your ear will teach you a different scripture;
The gospel according to
Whether you believe or not, she will convert you.
Whether you convert or not, she will set you aflame
Like some ecstatic saint.
Go ahead and struggle, it's even kind of cute--
But sooner or later, you will have to sleep.
Sooner or later, she will have you, body and blood and bones--
And you will wake yourself, too late,
With the sound of your own moan.
The very smug Miss Beatrice will not allow me to publish her picture here, and so actress Ellen Page stands in.