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The Zombie’s Wife | A Poem by Donal Mahoney

The zombie’s wife
has a dowager’s hump
and never sees the sky.
On her way to church
she steps on ants
and swipes at every fly.
Her husband Humphrey
stays at home
and scours the house
for the squeaky mouse
his wife says got inside.
Winter’s coming
and the larder’s bare
so Humphrey’s wife
will take that mouse
and serve him dinner
curried, poached or fried.


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