2020 Open Call , Poems - David Somerset




By David Somerset

I want to be light hearted
I want to laugh
I want to make others laugh
But the comedians of cable news
Don’t make me laugh
Nonsense should be funny
But it is not,
Funny that is
But we need more than jokes now
How about some kindness
How about some humanity
Now that would be funny


Zombies in Love


When Zombies fall in love
It really is forever
It’s for eternity
Zombie love is
Always true, bacteria
And worms have already
Removed all of the
Distractions of the flesh
What is left is pure
Not illusion, not
Mere physical attraction
It is all real,
Zombie love.



David Somerset lives in Salem, MA with his wonderful wife and a small disagreeable dog. He writes and performs poetry, stories and music at local open mics and features. He is a member of the Salem Writers Group and the Tin Box Poets. Dave’s work has been published in the Merrimack Mic Anthology, The Whisper and the Roar, Oddball magazine, Ugly Writer, The Brave and the Reckless, and the Lily Poetry Review. Dave has also published a Chap Book: Among Poets Tonight.


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