Breakfast, the Most Important Meal...

By Commander_Cadaver

Son of a bitch
Shut up!

I slam the alarm's snooze button
So it shuts up for a few minutes
And I can gather my bearings.


I turn of the clock completely
As I finally get out of bed.
The smell of coffee being brewed
From the automatic coffee pot
Fills the house.

I quickly shower and get dressed
For work,
My stomach growling at me for
Some food.
"Soon, my friend."
I grab some coffee and turn the pot
Off, not wanting to start another fire.

On my way to work, I pass multiple
Fast food joints that have breakfast
Lines around the building.
"Damn it. Hold on, stomach, there might
Be a snack at work."

I pull into the parking lot and yawn,
Still a bit tired and really hungry.
I get out of the car and head inside,
Flashing my badge to the security guard.

Once inside, I head to the break room
And look around for anything to eat.
Not even forgotten leftovers in the fridge.
"I guess plan C, then."

I head to the elevators, put on my lab coat
And step into the opening doors.
Down in the chilly basement,
I look around to see if anyone is around.
Empty halls,
Empty rooms,
Empty security desk.

I briskly walk into the cold morgue
Of the hospital and start searching
For a fresh bag of meat.
Ah, one from today.
Still warm, too.

I open the body bag and smile
As I see the gore hanging from
The mangled mess of a torso.
I inhale long, noticing my mouth
Watering at the aroma.

I lean down, ready to take a bite
When I feel cold hands on my head.
Straining against the grip,
I look up and see the corpse's head raised
From the slab.

It wails as it looks into my eyes.
Screaming, I try to fight my way
Free until I feel teeth on my scalp
And hear a final crunch.

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Copyright 2020 Commander_Cadaver
Published on Thursday, October 1, 2020.     Filed under: "Horror" and "Poetry"

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  • happilydepressed On Monday, October 5, 2020, happilydepressed (418)By person wrote:

    wow a guy that eats dead people gets eaten by a dead guy how ironic, this made me laugh my ass off, great write and this should be a movie either a short film or full length motion picture!!!!

  • Commander_Cadaver On Monday, October 5, 2020, Commander_Cadaver (263)By person wrote:

    Haha glad that you enjoyed it. Maybe one day I can sell the idea to someone to turn it into a cult classic B-movie.

  • sIo On Thursday, October 1, 2020, sIo (941)By person wrote:

    I was genuinely concerned the firat few stanzas because of the g rated setting and then POW finally some brutal yummy zombies.

  • Commander_Cadaver On Monday, October 5, 2020, Commander_Cadaver (263)By person wrote:

    Haha I had to really sell the twist on this one. Glad you enjoyed it.

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