THOMAS PIEKARSKI // Two Poems
As reported throughout the world on CNN
An 89 year old evangelist out in California
Predicted the Earth’s end in May of 2011,
Getting a jump on the Mayan calendar crowd.
When it didn’t happen a few sighed, entropy
Collapsing into a blaze of spent irises.
Assessing your condition of late I speculate
you’re running low on enzymes. And I see
that those little liquid creatures the Undines
have taken hold in your water supply.
Thus, pathologically speaking,
taking things easy is an apt prescription.
And to avoid any future encryption
such that illusion would enter the picture,
Thomas Piekarski is a former editor of the California State Poetry Quarterly. His theater and restaurant reviews have been published in various newspapers, with poetry and interviews appearing in numerous national journals, among them Portland Review, Main Street Rag, Kestrel, Scarlet Literary Magazine, Cream City Review, Nimrod, Penny Ante Feud, New Plains Review, Poetry Quarterly, The Muse-an International Journal of Poetry, and Clockhouse Review. He has published a travel guide, Best Choices In Northern California, and Time Lines, a book of poems. He lives in Marina, California.