Breathers: A Zombie’s Lament by S.G. Browne
“shattered life dangles
a severed voice screams in grief
I’m rotting inside”
Last night, I read “The Harpy”, a poem by Carmen Esposito that made my heart tremble. Phrases like “silky deceit,” “beloved tormentor,” and “alienated and devastated” bit down on the soft bits of my soul.
The haiku from Breathers, made me think about the innards of the harpy in Carmen’s poetic tale. I bet the harpy’s “shattered life dangles, [her] severed voice screams in grief[camouflaged rage because she’s] rotting inside.”
That is one of the things I love about fiction: it makes me recall other fiction. Sometimes, the emotion goes deeper. Doesn’t everyone have a friend they love who happens to have someone in their lives who treats them like them dirt, lies to them, but the friend is the only one who can’t see it? Life and relationships can be such a mess. If you don’t believe me, read Married with Zombies.
If, like me, now you need a little pick me up, read on, my Wicked Luvs.
“You’re a Zombie! You’re oozingly awesome! And you will get wherever you’re going, even if you lack limb or two.”
Married with Zombies by Jesse Petersen
“Give each other a compliment every day. Even when the undead attack, its nice to feel pretty. Or badass.”
One Grave at a Time by Jeaniene Frost
“Family. Aren’t they a motherfucker sometimes?”
This Side of the Grave by Jeaniene Frost
“Ask me if I sparkle and I’ll kill you where you stand.”
|I borrowed this harpy from Carmen|
Carmen borrowed the harpy from Sandara
Sandara creates wicked art!