Dead and Walking

out and about again

among the dead again

they’re dead and don’t know

no idea in their mind

about what they are:






they’re dead and

walking the aisles

of the Dollar Store

of the grocery store


buy it. it’s on sale.

I’ll put it on my MVP Card.

we’ll need more later.

don’t forget the crackers.

be sure to get dog food.

is that enough meat?

what to have with it?


the dead keep walking,

shopping, buying, talking

they’re dead and don’t know it

apparently, so am I


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About John White

I've written off and on my entire life. It took years for me to finally take putting words together seriously. Now it's not, nor does it ever feel, like work. Writing daily has become habitual. No day is complete without words having appeared on the page.

Posted on December 28, 2015, in Poetry and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 46 Comments.

  1. Hmmmm….I wonder if this is why zombies are so popular now…do we recognize our metaphorical selves in them?

  2. Brilliant and certainly food for thought. Good poem!

  3. Bravo. An excellent poem.

  4. Yeah!!!! Been observing the ‘Walking Corpses’….. 😉

  5. Maybe this explains some of those crazy dreams I’ve been having. Might be sleep walking through Goodwill………..

  6. A great commentary on consumerism! We are addicted to consuming and buying more. Keep creating my friend….it is the only cure!

  7. this is so relevant, especially now, peak consumerism time.

  8. I love this poem. It actually reminds me of a poem I did in one of my books. It has a very similar vibe to it. If you want to read it, just let me know and I can send you the link. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Then I guess so am I – dead I mean

  10. Oh, this is so good…this really speaks to me…especially after… the day after christmas crazy rush to the shops…even at Christmas the zombies are still…zombies.

  11. love your writes my man.. keep on truckin’

  12. Your poems never fail to make me smile and question my perception of life.

    Thank you (:

  13. dinnerpotsandlemondrops


  14. It’s spooky in the end, but certainly very creative.

  15. great poem, with the best line to end it, pulling the holier-than-thou carpet out from under the speaker.

  16. I too am part of the zombie apocalypse!

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