First of all,
it’s falling head over heels into a zombie apocalypse—
Georgia heat, walking corpses, Atlanta burning, bombs.
It’s imagining you’ll die with the other academics, metrosexuals, and mama’s boys
When he arrives on a Triumph motorcycle
then says, “You comin' or what?”
It's Prince Charming as a sweaty, backwoods survivalist,
He's a redneck
who didn't finish high school and hasn't bathed in a month.
It’s a subliminal message
The jacket he wears with the angel wings on back
His bow and arrow
The size of his arms.
It's mining human survivors all night from the woods
Killing any animal you can find for dinner
It’s pro-life and pro-guns.
It’s what my mentors declared
In Women’s Studies
Happily Ever After is a Disaster.
I stay behind a man
Do what he says
©Alana Noël Voth