Archive for October 23rd, 2013

by lizard

I wrote this post July 1st, 2011, featuring several poems from an anthology called Atomic Ghost. I’m not sure the poem I wrote this morning rises to the caliber of those selections, but it’s certainly appropriate, considering the content.

You, dear readers, can judge for yourself.



won’t it be delightful
when we’re glowing in the dark
when we’re swimming with our tails
in the pools that once were parks
we will be amazing
translucent skin and teeth
and fingers fused with wiry tendons
buzzing underneath
do not fear the island, William
where tsunami swamped the land
where backup generators died
from the lethal stupidity of man
now the rods must be removed
now the fear descends
if not cooled by water
if not contained, the core
goes full-on China syndrome
melting through the floor
three-eyed fish, The Simpsons
a goddamn funny cartoon
which we’ll be watching longingly
from bunkers on the moon

—William Skink

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