Poetry Archive

Indulgences

Posted 25 June, 2014 By Pxl

For when the hard-won, self-made first colonists learned a second-wave was coming, they were ecstatic.

Each recalled the first generation had been chosen by a grueling, multiple round series of personality, aptitude, and physical tests.

A dozen generations since had built a meritocratic society on that theme.

Renaul, the new president ordered a welcome monolith built to commemorate the momentous occasion and the workers diligently complied.

Next year, the ship was expected to arrive.

Elan, the communications officer worked into the night and it occurred to her to look through the message again.

When she ran a decryption software and found the message had neatly spelled an acrostic: “EARTH DOOMED, FEAR NEW SHIP.”

It’s ominous to Billy Bob Thorton

Posted 21 August, 2010 By Pxl
  • Fully Assembled
  • Solid Wood Construction
  • Carton Contains 2 Antique Chairs

The promise you say.
You won’t keep it tomorrow;
it’s a lie today.

:-}

Posted 14 February, 2010 By Pxl

Vexing

absolution—

loneliness

emotion;

noticing

today

indeed

not

even

silence’ll

discover

another

yesterday

Do androids cry oily, oily tears?

Posted 30 January, 2010 By Pxl

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precipitate sounds

Posted 2 December, 2009 By A. Scott White

rain screams to the ground
wind sighs and moans in the trees
snowflakes seem to laugh

Neo: The Matrix has you…. Sexually.

Posted 19 November, 2008 By Pxl

The Honda dealer—

Looking condescendingly:

“Bend over,” he says.