THIS JUST IN
(an ekphrastic dizain based on Louisiana Zombie Afternoon by Jenn Zed)
Dateline, Louisiana, 10th April:
After months of zombie hunts and wrangling,
the Morton Salt Girl finally went postal.
In jade silhouette, a pigtail hanging
charmingly free and the left hand dangling
along her skirt’s pleats, she grips a pistol.
An ocular sun rises and haloes
her head in black-red ombre. Burning pot
rises from the joint she holds. Her feral
victims, in unseen gore, have all been shot.