The Living Dead

January 14, 2009

Have you ever seen them

The living dead

walking around?

Shopping for groceries, taking notes at meetings, picking up the dry cleaning.

The dinner gets made

The bills get paid

Their bodies function.

They talk to you, even smile.

Corners of lips go up, teeth reveal themselves

But the smile never reaches their eyes.

Hollow, empty vessels

Once they held joy, the sweet fire of love

But the fire has gone cold

Nothing left

Well, maybe the ashes

Ashes to ashes,

dust to dust.

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2 Responses to “The Living Dead”

  1. fullmoonoffaith Says:

    Masha’allah, very nice. I got my FL fix and I’m satisfied. Did you write this yourself?

  2. Valerie Says:

    They have lost their joy for living.

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