Should you ever be awake at the dead of night
as the bats flitter 'neath the pale moonlight
and should you decide to take a walk
please take care for around you evil stalks.
Curses have abounded to populate the dark
with walking corpses in which life once sparked
dressed in tattered clothing old and stained
zombie bodies with evil empty brains.
Vampires congregate in groups of more than thirty
distaining zombies and getting shirty
perfumed, coiffed and dressed in haute couture
while zombies smell like heaps of old manure.
Then there are the ghosts and witches and lycanthropes
freaks mutated by nasty isotopes
please take note they're everywhere you look
perfect subjects for your newest YA book.
Don't waste a moment in getting it written down
while out wandering round your midnight town
There's remorseless hunger to assuage
so get it slapped down quickly on the page.
Your work may be panned by the cruel and uncouth
but you'll have the satisfaction of having writ the truth.