Crackbook Zombies

 

starving

to be

a star,

in the land

of the dead,

begging hordes

of fake friends

to like them,

but loved by none.

falsities the

flesh of the

new defunct world.

 

 

Different Last Names

(ode to step-dads)

 

An allegiance,

forged,

not in blood,

but devotion.

AnotherŐs

call of duty

soldiered.

Growing-up,

a battlefield,

too dangerous

to dodge

parental service,

skirmishing

over different

last names.

 

 

 

War's Hourly Dunning

 

tick-tock,

judgement knocks,

deamons chanting,

eat the glock.

 

wham-bam,

pay Uncle Sam,

duty slaying,

the stained lamb.

 

ka-boom,

mourning's womb,

hour's dunning,

another soldier's tomb.

 

 

 

Wet Dreams

 

dream of paradise,

lapping warm waves over me,

wake to cat peeing

 

 

 

© Kelly Haas Shackelford