As Alice Cooper Said, I Love the Dead


As Alice Cooper Said, I Love the Dead


Do you believe we respect the dead

more than the living? We assume their 

vision is long and wide.

They don’t argue or tell tales out of school,

making it easy to create our own history. 

We believe they are free of all ill embrace,

and are of an exclusive club to which we’ll want to 

be a member.  They watch over 

us, never asking for the benefit 

of anything. Perhaps we believe they will 

revisit us  - somehow.  That being the case, 

we would wish for them to knock first! 

Perhaps we wonder how the Man Upstairs 

feels about the kind of neighbors we were 

to those who now live on His street.  At any rate,

better to be safe than sorry.


 Linda Imbler


Examples of Linda’s poetry and a listing of publications can be found at  When not writing, 

Linda is an avid reader, classical guitar player, and a practitioner of both Yoga and Tai Chi.  In, addition, she helps her husband, 

a Luthier, build acoustic guitars.  She lives in Wichita, Kansas, U.S.A. Linda enjoys her 200-gallon saltwater reef tank wherein 

resides her 21 year old yellow tang.  A retired teacher, who began writing in earnest in January, 2015, Linda believes that poetry 

has the potential to add to the beauty of the world.  Much of this beauty she feels can be found in the night sky and, on warm nights, 

her telescope serves as inspiration for this belief. Linda’s published paperback poetry collections include “Big Questions, Little Sleep,”  

“Big Questions, Little Sleep: Second Edition,” “Lost and Found,” “Red Is The Sunrise,”  and “Bus Lights, City Sights: Nashville and Back.” 

She has three e-books published by Soma Publishing; “The Sea’s Secret Song,” “Pairings,” which is a hybrid ebook of short fiction and

 poetry, and “That Fifth Element.”  Linda has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has four Best Of The Net nominations.



  1. At first didnt see the connection but i forget this journal does not observe themes of any kind. big fan of cooper and this poem is a great tribute to his art and your keen eye.

  2. Thank you, Renard. I am a huge fan of Alice also. And, hopefully, the dead will see this and realize the honorarium.

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