Dead Planet LXI

Dead Planet LXI ___________________________

Scifaiku Postcards


Sushi bodies drift—
Dying Tsunami Planet
Fukushima death

Mississippi noir—
Katrina BP Planet
Poisoned Gulf Delta

My head floats downstream—
Severed from its lost body
Grinning skull with teeth


Emerging upward—
Invisible mushroom cloud
Like a huge cypress

Dark seaweeds beneath—
The coastal waters offshore
Lifting human arms

Misshapen pale hands—
Reaching up to protect their
Waterlogged children


Evil blue X-rays—
Imperceptible to us
Invisible death

Moving thru the walls—
Thru condos & skyscrapers
Tokyo wasteland debris

All the bankers flee—
Executive leer jets fly
Away to Hong Kong


Radio death dreams—
Float behind my dead gone eyes
X-rated movies

Isotopes eating—
Slowly away inside my brain
Lobotomy Lite

Chernobyl sheen—
My complexion turns toadskin
One eye on floor


The cyanide pill—
TEMPCO gives all us workers
Curls my bitter lips

GE on the phone—
“Your medical benefits
Have been denied you”

Dead open eyeballs—
Gazing out out the window
Nagasaki sky

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Dead Planet LX

The Last Samurai

Goodbye Tokyo—
The Yakuza youth time-warps
In front of my eyes

Then I realize—
He is the last samurai
Spectre in the fog

The cesium cloud—
Eastward over the US
Bringing back the war

Nagasaki death—
Hiroshima mon amour
Pacific journey

The dark atomics—
Enola Gay Oregon
Karma for the son…

Rising sun revenge—
Baby boomers die

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Dead Planet LIX

Spray me with Ubik—
Quick before Fukushima
Goes kipple on me…

PDK clever—
Just like Stanislav Lem &
Dystop Thomas Disch

Mr. Tagomi—
Falls backwards thru time again
Throws I Ching & sees

Abendsen’s young son—
The Man in the High Castle
The Nebenwelt Kid

Berlin Kommandos—
Back with bad news from alt.welt
Dandelion glitch…

Abendsen is back—
The Grasshopper Is Heavy
Nebenwelt ist synch

Dead Planet LVIII

Dead Planet LVIII

Fukushima Haiku

Each raindrop is death—
Nagasaki karma’s back
Time for some blow-back

Across Pacific—
Hiroshima mon amour
Here in Seattle

Puget Sound seaweed—
Radioactive salmon
Poisoned trout & clams

Like the BP Gulf—
Dead shrimp, pelicans, turtles
Blowouts, meltdowns, death

Worse than Katrina—
Redneck Riviera gone
Florida beaches…

How lucky I thought—
Here in the pristine Northwest
Not yet a sewer

But cesium’s here—
The Invisible Plague
See how I’m glowing?

Godzilla’s Revenge—
Rampaging thru Tokyo
Bankers are fleeing

Tainted water, milk—
The People are left to rot
Dying Nuke Victims

First the Earthquake comes—
Just like down there in Haiti
Our Troops standing by

As if they knew it—
Was going to happen
Ships waiting offshore

New Count Frankensteins—
Their Castle of HAARP machines
“Ready to Rumble, boyz?”