Zombie2- For karenhealey

To have the Formerly Alive to tea
is awkward. Wire his jaws, so he can’t bite
your other guests –is forced to be polite.
You chain him up, and hang on to the key

so no one sets him loose. Make a puree
of brains and blood and feed him through a straw.
Toast it on crumpets? He prefers it raw.
Let your friends try it -tell them it’s pate.

Your special guest will moan and toss his head.
Put down some paper towels to catch the drips,
and best not talk of the Apocalypse
to someone who is risen, but still dead.

Observe these rules, take a good hostess’ pains.
Once guests have left, blow out his stinking brains.


About rozkaveney

Middleaged, trans, novelist, poet, activist
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3 Responses to

  1. ladyvivien says:

    As always, your poetry brightens up my flist! Sorry I missed your call last night, will speak to you this weekend.

  2. karenhealey says:


    Damn straight. There are some topics best avoided with the Recently Deceased at one’s table.

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