TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE
Palm trees wave in the sea breeze.
A taste of salt water teases the air.
Shallow waves in blues and greens fan the shore.
Lush greenery as far as the eye can see.
Too good to be true?
Does a place like this exist?
It does exist in Oasis, Florida.
A small community nestled on the beach.
Brilliant white sand sparkles in the afternoon sun.
Tourists sunbathe beside the hotel’s pool.
But at night the climate changes.
Gone is the feeling of peace and serenity.
Gone are the warm trade winds.
Instead, the cold winds bring dark shadows.
The Dead have come to Oasis.
THE DEAD GAME
I may be living in an oasis,
Where the sun shines on a daily basis.
Florida has beautiful flowers and beaches,
But what it may be hiding are deadly leeches.
Dark shadows are following me right now.
I need to escape but I don’t know how.
I don’t want to become like that dead woman.
I don’t even know if the shadows are human.
THE DEAD GAME SERIES
Please give me a serving
of this beautiful pie.
A slice of heaven for me
topped with a cherry.
surrounded by fuchsia cream.
Chocolate chips floating
in a blue filling.
I dip my finger into this heaven,
ready for a taste of this feast.
The sun hides its head
While the waves rage on.
The clouds turn away
While blood rushes on.
The moon shies away
While the tide meets rock.
Faces hide in vain
While the seas bring the pain.
AN ARTIST’S PALETTE
Nature leaves an artist’s imprint
on all that it reaches.
Waves of the ocean can appear
in the coldest reaches.
Nature’s colorful palette
extends from the sky to beaches.
We might try to copy nature’s soft stroke,
but we must listen to what it teaches.
A more beautiful place cannot be.
It faces the waves of the dark sea.
White sand and quiet beaches galore.
You can’t ask for anything more.
Life is perfect as can be.
Come and frolic with me.
Tourists visit from far and wide.
Oasis is Florida’s pride.
Beware when The Dead descend.
We can no longer pretend
This is a perfect place to be
As The Dead rise up from the sea.
Darkness brings flying creatures and death.
Beware that this won’t be your last breath.
THE DEAD GAME