Villanelle for a Zombie

Life is a challenge for the living dead.
It’s not a life that anyone would choose.
You’ll be all right if you can keep your head.

Despite whatever Hollywood has said,
you can’t know ‘til you’ve walked in zombie shoes.
Life is a challenge for the living dead.

When all who see you regard you with dread,
you have no opportunities to schmooze.
You’ll be all right if you can keep your head

and find those tasty folks who haven’t fled.
It’s simple when you know to look for clues.
Life is a challenge for the living dead

elseways. Many a ghoul has been misled
by background noises that only confuse.
You’ll be all right if you can keep your head

and hope another part gets shot instead.
It’s really not much of a pleasure cruise.
Life is a challenge for the living dead;
you’ll be all right if you can keep your head.

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