Advanced self-defence: infallible strategy

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Advanced self-defence

If a zombie comes up the toilet
you can whisk off and fight it,
because you know the steps.

Put some Barbie dolls in a row
because zombies hate Barbie dolls.
They’re afraid they’ll chomp them.

You can also shine a light at zombies.
It injects them
and they die.

To discover the context of this poem, visit my other blog today: http://bit.ly/2F2LCQj
Photo by RomitaGirl67 CC BY 2.0.

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Horizon

Windswept tidal flat, Golden Bay, New Zealand
Windswept tidal flat, Golden Bay, New Zealand

while you live
be taut
be canvas

while you die
be muslin
be light

let the wind
blow through
you can never be lonely now

you cannot lose
what you have shared
and spread

you skim the horizon
you melt into moonlight
you make the sky go bright

poem and photo by rachel mcalpine, daily prompt “horizon”, the Daily Post

Occupy

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At night, a giant
stretched and sketched
pointed and colonial
an X, a wave across the bed.

Awake, I pleat my civic limbs
to meditate
now vertical, a particle
on a pillow, an origami cat.

Six could fit into this space
and do
outside this cave of privilege
and peace.

poem and pic by rachel mcalpine cc by 2.0