Darrell Petska

As Greta Thunberg Says

We go on about
greening and building back better.
Our kids and grandkids say blah blah blah.

Corporations bandy about terms like
carbon neutrality and net-zero emissions.
Those who’ll pay … Read more

Aggressor

by Mitchell Hartley @mtchllhrtly at unsplash

You look like an actress
who, when she was young, kissed a man
fully-grown, not with tongue
but with teeth, sharp; vampiric & piercing… Read more

LAMENTATIONS

9/11 rescue worker with angels (public domain)

Today, I saw the earth stand still.
Thunder crashed and fire shocked the skies.

Skyscrapers toppled with a mighty sound.
Then smoke and … Read more

Britney Is Free

did you hear
Britney is free now
she uploaded her mind into the cloud
where she can live forever

Britney is free of the constraints
of being human
looks, weight, … Read more

9/11 End Game

19 of the 22 9/11 attackers
were from Saudi Arabia. So why
did we attack the Afghans?
The Afghans have not lost
a home game in over 2000 years.
The … Read more

Six Weeks

Pregnancy is counted
from the first day
of a woman’s last period

before a sperm’s part
of the equation, only
blood and tunnel—

periods not like clock
work. Some slow,… Read more

AMLO Says

REUTERS/Edgard Garrido/File Photo

“Due to my presidential office, I can’t expose myself to wear and tear”
Due to my 119 hour working week, I can’t expose myself to wear and … Read more

AM 567

I never thought
the Charlie Watts
tribute
conceived by
James filling in
for Phil on Radio 3
Hong Kong I used to think
jaded about the Stones we were
small … Read more

Front Page

In today’s news, the president pulled his army’s troops from a
middle eastern country because their soldiers were always high

and didn’t fight like a terrorist takeover was imminent. So … Read more

Out of sight

What’s the difference between
eviction and our sad condition except
that the former gives birth to the latter?
Behind me – if I am still visible – is
the house … Read more

Haiku

Beyond the window over the kitchen sink,
the sky is glowing wildfire red
A movie trailer for the apocalypse

About the Poem

This brief poem is meant as a kind Read more

Fall of Kabul

640 bodies with only room for 150
Bodies crushed together, waiting, hoping, fearing.
Desperate
Bodies trampled in a stampede
Bodies punctured by gunshots
Bodies falling from the sky
Evacuated schools. … Read more