Dissonant integration. Cosmic confluences abound. Worlds whir.
Tribal digression. Earth deserts the solar system. My words dead.
Trying to survive. Sleep come easy. Summersault in dim starlight.
This unconstitutional. Invisible sister sips nectar. Day winds down.
Consistency my aim. Clouds twist the mind. Evolution hits brakes.
Time a nice idea. Tri-headed dragon breathes flames. Nuptial love.
Her candor fetchingly glamorous. White consults black. Big news.
Memory irrelevant. Nerves welded together. Clock in but not out.
Immigrants from every galaxy drift. Ice defied. Deal a royal flush.
Chain gang crowds the horizon. Universal wealth. My eyes yours.
Living illiterate. Take a walk on the sun. Play a lyre just for kicks.
Dystopian oaf zooms past. Art and science merge. Panic subdued.
Absorb sweet music. Convert light to energy. Support revolution.
Refrain from rhetoric. Apples morph into snakes. I can’t see God.
No room for pain. Poachers gleam. Opinions form meteor showers.
Concepts leave vapor trails. Praise us. Systemic change universal.
Matter over mind. Limitless fusion. Ethics have been put on pause.
Something isn’t anything. Once was another thought. Blue moons.
Aliens carefully vetted. Chicanery not allowed. Implications void.
Imperial orders denied. Anarchy abated. History remains obscure.
Known facts germinate. Nuclear winter silenced. Dreams conform.
Black lightning arises. Ship in every port. So many happy returns.
On my way to work I strode
and tripped a live wire--
this generated electrolocution
it went careening
as it annexed natural scents
of tulip and poinsettia.
I felt then as when
I applied for food stamps
in that dingy, corrugated
Although they swarmed
the state capitol grounds
wielding flyers and placards,
I held my ground,
Thomas Piekarski is a former editor of the California State Poetry Quarterly and Pushcart Prize nominee. His poetry and interviews have appeared in literary journals internationally, including Nimrod, Florida English Journal, Cream City Review, Mandala Journal, Poetry Salzburg, Poetry Quarterly, Pennsylvania Literary Journal, and Boston Poetry Magazine. He has published a travel book, Best Choices In Northern California, and his epic adventure Ballad of Billy the Kid is available on Amazon in both Kindle and print versions.