Dead Love: Post Apocalyptic Valentine

Valentine’s Day approaches, Dead Lovers. As you may or may not recall, that is when this site was launched exactly one year ago. So DO expect some excitement from the Dead Love cast as the day draws nearer. As for me, it inspired another poem—a love poem—one that might explain why some might not want to mail that Valentine’s Day message, opting instead for hand delivery.



Post-Apocalyptic Valentine
by Erin Orison

My heart, my love,
FRAGILE
was on the line
HANDLE WITH CARE
when everything went haywire.
CONTENTS MAY SHIFT UNDER PRESSURE
You, a zombie now
CONTENTS MAY SPILL UNDER PRESSURE
without a clue about me
or you—
promises all broken and
an apocalypse looming …
URGENT
URGENT
URGENT
I need to send a bullet
SPECIAL DELIVERY
into your brain.
EXPRESS MAIL
I am so sorry.
RETURN TO SENDER
ADDRESSEE UNKNOWN


—Erin Orison, DEAD LOVE/the Daily Slice

  • Anonymous

    Erin – you are a fabulous poet! I expect to see a chapbook soon! Thanks for sharing your poetry here on The Daily Slice. Can we expect more to follow?

  • http://www.deadlovebook.com Erin Orison

    Yes! Coming soon!

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