The Zombie Contagion

Thank you for participating in the Zombie Poetry Project and for helping us perfect our virus! Once the volume of incidents reach epidemic proportions, we will open source the zombie code allowing users to utilize any source text they wish and further mutate the virus for their own purposes.

(This page will be regularly curated. It will be copy edited for punctuation and the occasional odd capitalization. Selected zombie poems will remain archived on the site.)


2018-03-26 15:07:41.    Slander: A Zombie Definition

slander. n. oral defamation, in which someone tells one or more persons an untruth about another, which untruth will harm the reputation of the person defamed. Slander is a civil wrong (tort) and can be the basis for a lawsuit.
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Platitudes: No rice and soy and corn
will harm her. Father’s of the street
are defamed. Slander is a two-dimensional wrong
and can be the basis for The Finger.

2018-02-14 14:17:28.    Fragment 105c: A Zombie Poem

O my mountain hyacinth
What shepherds trod upon you
With clumsy, rustic foot?
Now you are a broken seal:
A scarlet stain upon the earth.
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The sky, the world-church together snapped.
That caught her eye. Now you are the man:
A scarlet stain upon a guillotine.

2018-02-13 21:14:57.    Arrival To Earth

Is the song playing while I tutor kids at work who do their homework diligently – sometimes diligently – rarely diligently.
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2018-01-28 16:05:29.    Tweets as Zombie Poems: I Never

After a semester of studying uncreative writing, I never want to hear a student say that they have writer’s block again.
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After a semester of studying the shiny lines,
I never want to hear a student say
that they have nothing to do but sigh

and go so far.

2018-01-28 04:13:49.    A Drinking Song

Wine comes in at the mouth
And love comes in at the eye;
That’s all we shall know for truth
Before we grow old and die.
I lift the glass to my mouth,
I look at you, and I sigh.
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Horizon comes in at his knees; that’s cloud
touch. I lift the huffing wind to my mouth,
I look at you and history sighs.

2018-01-24 14:08:52.    The Sun and Her Flowers: A Zombie Poem

this is the recipe of life
said my mother
as she held me in her arms as i wept
think of those flowers you plant
in the garden each year
they will teach you
that people too
must wilt
fall
root
rise
in order to bloom
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This is the rhythm she made dancing
for joy and sorrow among a boll-weevil
shower of stars. “Of life,” said my mother
as she struck rage in her arms, as I wept,
“this house of House, dream spot, plant.
In the changes each year, heat will teach
you that life everywhere must wilt,
fall, root, rise, in guidance, to bloom.”

2018-01-21 18:09:41.    Goodness: 4 Sentences

Thank goodness someone finally settled the name problem.
Thank goodness I was too brainwashed to know it.
For goodness sake, what sort of a being are you?
So, do not be ungrateful, but sing His praises and thank Him for his goodness toward you.


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Thank this innocence that finally settled
in the wet heat. Thank goodness I rested
too brainwashed to know it. Movement:
“So do not be ungrateful, but sing

His praises and thank the world for a zombie life
rage leads toward the woods.”

2018-01-19 01:22:25.    Short Sentences: Description

Use short sentences to create punch and make a point.

Use phrases and even words as sentences. Really.

Do not use too many sentences — about three or four is usually enough.

Use a short sentence as a summary after a longer description.

Generally speaking, a short sentence works well at the start of a paragraph or speech item to grab attention, and at the end, to summarize and signal completion.
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Use short sentences to create the church
and make every building. Use deer blinds and
that couch as the downtown strip. Really. Don’t
use fire — About three or four are usually

everywhere. Use tyranny as your friend and guide
after an hour. Generally, pleading a short sentence
works well at the door to find the man
coming back from the wooden sky to grab

a zombie life. Rage, lead, and, at the end,
summarize and signal peace.

2018-01-13 18:32:54.    Trump Tweets as Zombie Poems: Outlandish

The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used. What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made — a big setback for DACA!
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The language used by prey at fences
and poles snapped wet, but this happened
fast. The language broke. What was

not tough, snorted stars made — Flashes
for an upstairs sheet!

2018-01-12 05:24:31.    The Wall

This is going to be state of the art wall; this will be state of the art. But, I can fully understand why you’d have to have vision. I’d like to be able to see three or four hundred yards instead of we’re at a wall we have no idea who’s on the other side. Does this make sense or am I just wasting my time.
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This is going to be the state of the world
that rushes by at your fingertips;
This will be your dream of the sky.
But I can fully understand why you’d have

to have the skunk that seemed in your path and
whirled? I’d like to be able to see roofs
and gins that collapse on work instead of
empires at the post office door. Does this make

the sky pink or am I a bird out proclaiming
my thought.

2017-12-06 14:52:16.    Plea Bargaining: A Zombie Poem

Many criminal cases are resolved out of court by having both sides come to an agreement. This process is known as negotiating a plea or plea bargaining. In most jurisdictions it resolves most of the criminal cases filed.
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Your youth are resolved out of a bright time.
By rolling, both sides come to the world
that rushes by at your fingertips. This process
is known as negotiating the conflagrations. In a zombie life,
rage resolves most of the golden cases filed.

2017-12-05 05:24:48.    Zombie Harry?

Failure is so important. We speak about success all the time. It is the ability to resist failure or use failure that often leads to greater success. I’ve met people who don’t want to try for fear of failing.
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This trip is so important. We speak about
water all the time. It is a sudden shower.
I’ve met the day.

2017-11-24 15:13:15.    Mashed Potatoes: A Zombie Recipe

1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes; drain.
2. In a small saucepan heat butter and milk over low heat until butter is melted. Using a potato masher or electric beater, slowly blend milk mixture into potatoes until smooth and creamy. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
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1. Bring volunteers of a colony to a boil.
Add the sign which warned the whole

thing broke, unstable, until bellies
growl and burst. But still the windows

about the pearly-white girl. Sunlight
is two-dimensional blues. In the sun,

finger over his hair and beard
until a bit is melted. Using your friend

and guide or electric beater slowly blend
the pale mixture into old news until smooth and whole.

Civility is salt and pepper to a new regime.

2017-11-09 20:13:20.    Get Out of My Head

The humdrum of your voice is constantly in my head,
my frontal lobe needs release,
Tape the mouth of the offending lout,
and save me from my grief.
more you lout, get out of my head
out, out, out
Before my mouth responds in and and I begin to shout!
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Hearts and minds of your voice is constantly in a
single word. The voice needs release. Tape the mouths

of overhead lights and save me from his loyal children.
More, you lout, get out of my head, out even, out

before my mouth responds in… and… and… I begin to shout!

2017-11-09 17:11:54.    The General in His Labyrinth

He was shaken by the overwhelming revelation that the headlong race between his misfortunes ad his dreams was at that moment reaching the finish line. The rest was darkness, ‘Damn it,’ he sighed. ‘How will I ever get out of this labyrinth!
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Foot was shaken by the overwhelming revelation
that a blind hunter between his misfortunes

ad his dreams was at that moment smelling
shop. The black smoke grew darkness

`Damn class’ he heard. `How will way here get
out of this labyrinth!

2017-10-20 20:55:29.    Definition: Renunciation, a Zombie Poem

Renunciation:
The act or practice of renouncing; repudiation; specifically: ascetic self-denial.
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The post office door. Clutch of expanding.
Flat nothing’s particular marbling.
Later: Strong self-denial.

2017-10-19 02:11:37.    Life Studies: A Zombie of a Copy

Although Lowell’s manic depression was a great burden for him and his family, the exploration of mental illness in his verse led to some of his most important poetry, particularly as it manifested itself in Life Studies. When he was fifty, Lowell began taking lithium to treat his mental illness.
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Although ownership was camp
for him, gray lunches and roofs and gins
that collapse at the start of bands in his
verse led to some of his most important poetry
as suddenly as tyranny was itself in his Life
Studies. When he was fifty, Lowell died
pooling flowers to treat the whole dark.

2017-09-17 15:17:29.    Opening lines of essay

Every moment on this earth there is chaos. Whether we individually create them or not, we are aware of it and how it is affecting one another by causing fear.
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Laughter on this earth. There is chaos.
Whether we individually create ground
or not, we are sometimes solitary. And
how! Heat is affecting one another by stretching
stars.

2017-08-22 01:42:33.    All Is Well: A Zombie Poem

Nations, like stars, are entitled to eclipse. All is well, provided the light returns and the eclipse does not become endless night. Dawn and resurrection are synonymous. The reappearance of the light is the same as the survival of the soul.
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/eclipse.html
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The thoughts like error are entitled
to eclipse. All is here, provided
the light returns and the world

does not become flat night. Fields
are strong. Parent fear of the light
is the same as the survival of joy

and sorrow. Read more at the sky.

2017-08-10 20:29:23.    Fire and Ice

Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I’ve tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.
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Some say the staccato-thumping
will end in Old Nothing’s stiff marbling,
some say in ice. From what I’ve tasted

of her father’s fire, I hold with those who
favor the open road. But if marbling was
to perish twice, I think I know enough of fences

and poles to say that for destruction
ice is very strong and would suffice.

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