His stench greener than he was grey
his dense demeanour here to stay
a tuberculous line marked
a forehead lined in time.

He walked an unsteady Vampyr walk
spoke in foreign tongue
heart and liver burned to rock
fed to ancient son.

Pasty skin a shimmering white
sunken eyes wrought once of delight
solar hair of silver sheen
Roman nose, now broken, mean.

plastic rims and measured seam
costume dress and Hallowed dream