Easy, a sonnet written by Juan Perez at Spillwords.com
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Easy

Easy

written by: Juan Perez

 

it’s not so easy being a zombie
I mean the way the world treats you today

I tried being kind to this couple once
but all they did was scream and yell at me
I extended my hand to calm them down
as I gave them back a leg I nibbled

it’s not so easy being a zombie
I mean with all these bullets in my chest

I tried to be good to my old teacher
I was picking her brain like she told me
when I was a young student in her class
now she’s cold, clammy, with not much to say

it’s not so easy being a zombie
I mean when people always avoid you

Juan Perez

Juan Perez

Juan Manuel Pérez, a Mexican-American poet of indigenous descent and the current Poet Laureate for Corpus Christi, Texas (2019-2020), is the author of several books of poetry including a new book, SCREW THE WALL! AND OTHER BROWN PEOPLE POEMS (FlowerSong Books, 2020). The award-winning poet, history teacher, and Pushcart Nominee, is a founding committee member of the People’s Poetry Festival. He is also a member of the Horror Writers Association, the Science Fiction Poetry Association, and the Military Writers Society of America. Juan worships his Creator and chases chupacabras in the South Texas Coastal Bend Area.
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