Darrell Petska

RAP RAP RAP

How many Congressional Republicans proved willing
to treat democracy like a pinata?

Nearly 200 flailed recklessly,
admits their own party’s Accountability Project (RAP)
grading efforts that upheld or weakened democracy.… Read more

A Conscience Tracker

Image: Tomorrow’s Trash by Ami Prasad

The wait is over!
Now we can track
the items that we lose,
Looks like the technology is not new
and some are already … Read more

A Twisted Relationship

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The two twisted friends
that have ruled over humans,
Shortening the distance between
known and unknown,
Blurring the line between
rationality and irrationality,
Faith and fear
took a dip in … Read more

Is There Any Light?

Eyes skimmed through
the trending searches on Google
Oh, another one!
May their souls rest in peace
The wise brain started speculating
Who was he?
Black or White,
Asian, American, or … Read more

I Touched You Once

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Image: Beginning by Ami Prasad

I touched you once
In a moment that came in the afternoon of a day
Almost 100,000 years ago
Your breath felt in the wind … Read more

The Little Visitors

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She sings by the fire
Earthen floor swept clean
And hard-packed from years of feet
She cracks the shells and separates the meat
Years of toil have separated the woman… Read more

Cat-astrophe

There was no denying it, the cat was a nuisance – yowling at night, rummaging in garbage cans, tipping over an occasional flowerpot, demoralizing the local bird population, and in … Read more

The Firm

“You say you want a revolution
Well, you know…”
— The Beatles

Well, Ms. Meghan Markle,
our modern-day cable TV’s
Shakespeare-sonneteering
Oprah Winfrey franchised
dark lady Duchess of Sussex,
plus … Read more

Ragged Mountain

Art: Lost by Ami Prasad

Everything these days seems to bleed.
The sky goes all rose-colored at four—
a thin stripe hangs over the rolling land.
Heavy rain has washed … Read more