Small Bites

A collection of zombie-themed haiku:


Undead and Dentulous

Could eat you right up,
Gram always used to tell them.
Tonight, she proved it.


Macabre Marathoners

Breathless, staggering,
Striving for the finish line
Of the human race.


Crimson Anniversary

Wrapping gets attacked,
Spouse’s pricey gift upheld:
Intestine necklace.


The Horror at Asbury Park

Deranged defender:
Sniper at a Zombie Walk.
Actors get head shots.



Rank clothes, rheumy gaze.
Mute, beseeching stumblebum.
Can you spare some parts?



Late, neighborhood stroll;
He couldn’t catch any ZZZ’s.
The restless dead pounce.


With Apologies to Dante and Eliot

Wasteland taste-testers.
I had not thought undeath had
Redone so many.


Unfit Bit

Never enough steps.
Tracked down by a cadaver.
Measureless progress.


Shakespearean Tragedy

Merchants of menace.
All-too-pursuant Shylocks
Exact pounds of flesh.


Morning Death

Gross halitosis,
Like something died in his mouth.
His pecked bedmate does.


Unhealthy Skepticism

News reports dismissed:
Nothing but a can of bull.
Now: a cannibal.


Nights of the Walking Dead

Carnage as homage.
Romero-ghoul Easter eggs,