In English class

I teach two African

Girls who’ve experienced


Such trauma in their

Home country, they have

No memories of their childhoods.


It’s interesting that

Michonne wields a machette

as her weapon of choice

and skill

and grace.


How she dances

With her implement

of destruction


The beautiful beheadings

of zombies.


She spins. Her powerful

Arms, her smooth

And perfect skin,


A foil to the failing,

Falling, pallid

zombie flesh.