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Sunday, March 13, 2011


Poem by Charles Frederickson; Graphic by Saknarin Chinayote

Asian quake shakes global confidence
Tsunami waves capsizing frothy teardrops
Downcast eyelids wide asleep awakening
Miscalculated aftermath ruts left behind

Desalinized dead man’s float seascape
Silent whispers stillborn life aborted
Exquisite fetus wrapped in kelp
Mauve horizon fading mummified dreams

Forsaken prayers begging wrathful pardon
Bottomless reflection pool rainbow overflow
Make-or-break consequential truths falsified
Splintered peg-leg crutches hobble limp

Mushrooming cloud hangs over homeless
Fading gamma sunray future unplugged
Cakewalk strut AC/DC current prongs
Shutdown circuit breakers forced open

Collaborative up-stARTISTS Charles Frederickson and Saknarin Chinayote have created more than a thousand colorful hand-drawn, colorful e-gadfly etchings. Art gallery exhibits can be accessed in the archives of Ascent Aspirations, Listen and Be Heard, New Verse News, Poetry Cemetery and Avant-Garde Times. Published covers and graphics artwork have appeared in Dance to Death, Decanto, Eclipse, Poetry Sz and Taj Mahal Review.