Sam Alban


Royal Bloodline


They told me that sometimes

you just have to endure it.

That it’s part of the game,

a sick stop in an endless call of duty.


I told you no.


That should have been enough.


But you took what you wanted.

And, kept on,

and on,

and on,

until I relented.

(gave up my soul, really)


And, I was just there, in a parallel existence,

(drowning in the chaotic silence of my mind)

with my eyes open,

while you did your thing.


And I wondered, which king I had killed

in my last life

to deserve





Sam Alban is a native Californian who understands that life is just a steady series of experiences, and revels in the company of her six furry companions.



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