It’s funny how people can be so sure about their candidate for political office and in the same breath assert that they aren’t qualified to predict how that candidate will perform in that office.

It is worth thinking about what you’re going to say before you say it. I had thought that was obvious.

Zombie is not a fairy tale

I found this silly little poem that I did in high school. It was for a class, and the assignment was to “adapt” Jane Yolen’s poem “Fat is Not a Fairy Tale” to a new subject. Reading my submission again, I kind-of liked it, so here it is (with some edits):

Zombie is Not a Fairy Tale

Mark Watts and Jane Yolen

I am thinking of a fairy tale,
Shuffling Beauty,
Slow Wormy,
Corpse Bride,
Where the princess is not
warm, breathing,
or alive.

I am thinking of a fairy tale,
Hansel and Gravedigger
Alice in Zombieland,
Beauty and the Brains…Brains…BRAINS!
Where the beauty
Has a worm-eaten leg,
and an eye hanging from its socket.

I am thinking of a fairy tale
that is not yet written,
for a teller not yet born,
for a listener not yet conceived,
for a world not yet won,
where everything dead is good:
the corpses, meat, great poets, and the princess.