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Robyn Schiff

Dawn of the Dead

Everything outside the shopping mall is death
but the producer failed to obtain corporate sponsorship
from anywhere I’d care to shop so I try on prom jewelry again
at Clare’s Accessories while a corpse throbs
in the parking lot. The escalator delivers
nothing in the daylight, just reemerges from its mystery loop
without new footsteps.
Have you found someone more delicious? You’ve been a zombie
since even before the opening credits but I haven’t seen you
outside Macy’s drooling for my flesh. It’s like being 15 in New Jersey.
The mall is safe and lonely and I haven’t met you yet.
Johanna Aitchison
Michele Amas
Angela Andrews
Airini Beautrais
Jenny Bornholdt
Amy Brown
Lynn Davidson
Emily Dobson
Fiona Farrell
Cliff Fell
Janis Freegard
Helen Heath
Anne Kennedy
Stefanie Lash
Jan Lauwereyns
Vana Manasiadis
Talia Marshall
James McNaughton
Alice Miller
Gregory O’Brien
Frances Samuel
Robyn Schiff  
Marty Smith
Elizabeth Smither
Chris Tse
Nick Twemlow
Ashleigh Young

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