“The Quota” / Memorable Fancies #3191

[In the tombs, / I once asked a living dead, / “why have you forsaken humankind?” / He answered, “It’s only a job.” – Latif Asad Abdullah]

“The company promised me relief from this compulsion to attack and devour,” the zombie continued, “after five hundred necks and shoulders.”

“ ‘But no,’ ” they told me, “ ‘the quotas have been raised. Six hundred, now.’ ”

“And then will it be more again? And again? I long for the knifestroke to my weary head.”

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