Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Whether Saluting, Drowning, or Waving, You'll Look Great In This Fall Jacket

One of the great American Dada artists Bradly Lastname sent me this in the mail and instructed me to use it on Outsider Poetry. I thought to myself about the Stevie Smith poem and it occurreed to me no one would like this more than Bub the Zombie.

Is Bub the Zombie drowning, waving, or saluting?

Not Waving but Drowning

Nobody heard him, the dead man,   
But still he lay moaning:
I was much further out than you thought   
And not waving but drowning.

Poor chap, he always loved larking
And now he’s dead
It must have been too cold for him his heart gave way,   
They said.

Oh, no no no, it was too cold always   
(Still the dead one lay moaning)   
I was much too far out all my life   
And not waving but drowning.
-Stevie Smith

I'd prefer to think Bub is waving because he's in generally a rather pleasant fellow for an Undead America, however I'm not sure what effect drowning would actually have on Bub's disposition. 

It's certainly not unheard of for zombies to be found underwater biting sharks or groping  the breasts of a Swedish volleyball team...

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