stack, with a waddle and a crack in every brick
within the context by whose order
the munificent interior supermen he harbors
set sail for the soul’s grand workings.
For such a voyage those supermen must pack
extra oxygen, stamina off the charts,
and courage to face the penury
of an uncertain will.
A reshuffling of the deck would highlight
the lack of keywords necessary to Google
those realms of treason wherein misgiving
enjoys his most fertile season.
And since his outcome be in grave danger
of disintegrating in the bowels of a tiger,
he carries on perfectly definitionless.
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, Kestrel, Cream City Review, Nimrod, New Plains Review, Poetry Quarterly, andClockhouse Review. He has published a travel guide, Best Choices In Northern California (Gable &Gray), and Time Lines (Nimbus Press), a book of poems. He works as a fine art salesman in Carmel-By-The-Sea, California.