Z is for Zombie / Zero

Zombie:  A mythological undead corporeal revenant created through the reanimation of a corpse. / A person who has no energy, seems to act without thinking, and does not notice what is happening”.

Zero:  No quantity or number; naught; the figure 0.

Zombie apocalypse.
What is year zero to us?
I actually say,

Skeletal innards 
cut in. This is No Movie
When there was money.

The undead include:
gobbling my way through the cops
I cinched shut my eyes. 

*No poems were (severely) harmed to do this senryu series. List of the poems used in order:

This is my Spanish haiku counterpart: Z de Zombi. Why, do you ask? My wonderful crew, #NaNoTribuMX started a micro stories challenge in Spanish this month. If you liked them, we´ll continue all year long doing #PalabrosdelaAalaZ using uncommon Spanish words.

The team’s theme of the April Blogging from A to Z Challenge this year is:
ACCOMPLISHING YOUR DREAMS, AND THE DUALITY OF 22; thanks a lot to blog author J Lenni Dorner for challenging me the writing prompt Zero. I therefore pay my debt of honor, hihihi.

Today´s NaPoWriMo prompt: Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a cento. This is a poem that is made up of lines taken from other poems. If you’d like to dig into an in-depth example, here’s John Ashbery’s cento “The Dong with the Luminous Nose,” and here it is again, fully annotated to show where every line originated. A cento might seem like a complex undertaking – and one that requires you to have umpteen poetry books at your fingertips for reference – but you don’t have to write a long one. And a good way to jump-start the process is to find an online curation of poems about a particular topic (or in a particular style), and then mine the poems for good lines to string together. You might look at the Poetry Foundation’s collection of love poems, or its collection of poems by British romantic poets, or even its surprisingly expansive collection of poems about (American) football.

Senryu 26 of 26 I´ve done this April to participate in #AtoZChallenge, #NaPoWriMo and #CampNaNoWriMo. Did you like it? Don´t be shy, leave a comment. I´d love if you add a blog hop so I can visit your post, too.

If you are participating on these challenges, I wish you good luck and lots of success. 😀

All posts:

  1. A is for Amnesia.
  2. B is for Bastard.
  3. C is for Carousel.
  4. D is for Dandelion.
  5. E is for Euthanasia.
  6. F is for Fleeting.
  7. G is for Gargoyle.
  8. H is for Hologram.
  9. I is for Island.
  10. J is for (microscopic) Jupiter.
  11. K is for Karma.
  12. L is for Lunatic.
  13. M is for Morgue.
  14. N is for Nyctophilia.
  15. O is for Obituary.
  16. P is for Pineapple.
  17. Q is for Quixotic.
  18. R is for Ravioli.
  19. S is for Sabotage.
  20. T is for Theater.
  21. U is for Unicorn.
  22. V is for Venom.
  23. W is for Walkman.
  24. X is for Xylophagous.
  25. Y is for Yeti.
  26. Z is for Zombie / Zero.
  27. Reflection.

18 thoughts on “Z is for Zombie / Zero

        1. Thanks, it was quite amusing, indeed! I have fretted some days prior of the challenge because I didn’t have all my words, until my friends suggested to search for cognates so they could use the same word in Spanish. And it was so sweet seeing many of them suggesting new words even if they weren’t going to participate. 😀


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