Friday, October 4, 2013

Twelve Sunsets


What’s that I hear in the distance?  Is it thunder?  The ice-cream man?  No.  Then it must be another installment of Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday.  Due to universal forces out of my control, I missed posting last week but I did add some to the WIP I posted from the last few times.  I was all ready to post from there again but, to my own amazement, I caught the message that this was cue word week, like college week on Wheel Of Fortune but cooler.  Anyway, the word suns appeared nowhere in that snippet, considering it’s night in the scene, so instead I got all prose-like and came up with this.  I hope sunsets make the cut – it was as close as I could get.  Something a little different but staying in the zombie state of mind (Is that a Billy Joel song?).  Enjoy and check out all the other great suns related snippets over at SciFiFanSat.blogspot.com.
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Twelve sunsets lay rid

The ghost town of Manhattan

Where zombies dwell in the spas and

Walk through fountains

With weekend hats and plastic souls

Driving down brick laden paths

To farmer's market filled with

Spoiled fruits from forgotten realms

Burning out their retinas

Watching blurred horizons

I never claimed to be a poet.  Seeya next week where I’ll return to Annie trapped in an alley while being chased by a ravenous pack of zombies.  Maybe they’re vegans?

10 comments:

  1. You're a far better poet than I am, that's for sure! It works for me - it's evocative and a little edgy, which is all good!

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    1. Thanks, Peter. That first line kinda got stuck in my head and I just ran with it. Appreciate the comments.

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  2. I almost missed the cue too!

    I had a smile on my face the entire time I read your poem--love the "where zombies dwell in spas and walk through fountains" bit.

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    1. And if I can bring even one smile to a face with zombie apocalyptic poetry then my job is done. Thanks Tara!

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  3. Brilliant! Loved this...it evokes all sorts of images. Loved the idea of zombies strolling through a post apocalyptic city like it was an everyday thing - using normal images against the ruined.

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    1. Thanks T.K. Just another day in the big city. I think it must be the Halloween vibe sneaking in.

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  4. Who said you're not a poet? Just say it's free verse. And besides, I liked it.

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    1. Well than free verse it is. Thanks, Patrick.

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  5. Can't say I care much for zombies, but aren't these already there?

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    1. Ha. You know Sue, there is a double entendre to it. I'm glad you picked up on that. Can't say I ever met a Zombie I much cared for. Can we say Zombie Western?

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