In the jungle it’s customary for orangutans to check passports of insects crossing their terrain.
Translucent angels pierce aliens out in space.
“Paul sure looked spiffy in tux and spats, that is until he leaped from thirty stories and went splat.”
Oh the constant intolerable applause for venomous ogres who defy nature’s laws.
A woman took it all out on her lazy spouse. Less man than mouse he shot up the house.
“Exploring worlds within clouds one could get shocked when struck by a bolt of lightning.”
Electric blue like pulsars blasts through corpuscles.
Every organism for itself says scripture anonymously ripped from Time’s womb.
“Dominant strains of gods reverberate in the brain.”
At a mention of death fire ants scattered, multiplied and migrated to the silver moon.
It’s blasphemy to insist black is pink and pink black.
“After washing hair and brushing teeth don’t blame the mirror should you despair.”
Admiral Sokalov in command of battleship Russitania reluctant to show his face in public not for shame but in deference to self-defense.
Slow down or you’ll strike that squirrel crossing the road on its way home. We’d hate to lose another of a declining species.
“Grandmas are typically the best at spoiling kids.”
It’s predicted that by the year 2100 at least two-thirds of Florida will be submerged as polar ice caps become things of the past.
Once upon a time ruled a hero in the sun woefully deposed by an evil favorite son.
“For want of constellations not born into creation the lurid crucifixion mirrors mass extinction.”
Sordid rhetoric ignites violence where vengeance dominates.
The air geometric, pirouettes. Vibrations shod, flowers sing, the music knowing full well its notes have power to heal.
_________________________________ Thomas Piekarski is a former editor of the California State Poetry Quarterly. His poetry has appeared in such publications as The Journal, Poetry Salzburg,Modern Literature, The Museum of Americana, South African Literary Journal, and Home Planet News. His books of poetry are Ballad of Billy the Kid, Monterey Bay Adventures,Mercurial World, and Aurora California.