Wednesday, 25 June 2014

'Zombie Boy'

Zombie Boy’s inky black.
Tattoos sinew his limbs,  
his shaved skull pictures
his brain imagining itself
inside out. His body-art’s

famous: unshrouded, his
skeleton struts the catwalk;
Vanitas poses for the Fashion Shoot,
danse macabre animates a video.
His skull face grins, gruesomely.

White bones on black highlight
the sleek, toned bodies of dancers
too young to worry
that bounding into their midst
comes memento mori.

©Sue Norton

Sue lives and writes in York