long beach zombies

Pale eucalyptus stretch bright, shimmering
leaves shine insane in the gusts

belligerents bellow pass thin crowns

and a belt of jacarandas princely bright
shy crowded and snug below the chaos

grass birds flit and draw the curious
chubby calico asnooze on the balcony

I am there too, lazing
below the crowns and purple clusters

last night there was an exchange
of gunfire and then there was silence

zombies battling for our very flesh
while we sleep and dream of shimmery things