Before we give in to isolation,
let our shadows drag us under the waves,
make a pact with desolation
that we’ll eventually change our ways,
instead step back and observe the universe
in reverse the way it was made.
Then cast aside revisions of pride
given up to uproarious plunder.
Look under the rocks where lizards hide,
peer up to the sky and ponder what wonders
lie ahead. Cry to the almighty gods thrown
off their thrones, Osiris, Thor, Zeus, Jesus,
Allah, Buddha and the rest. They all meant
some sort of good in their respective sects.
Restore them to their rightful stature,
for they all embody ubiquitous Nature.
About the Author
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, Lowestoft Chronicle, 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.