Data/Bishop/Knight by Paula Puolakka

[tabby title="Poem"] People don't want to create androids likeData and Bishop:they would be too smart and cunning,and the humans could not celebrate exploitation anymore. The ant's position is to stay dumb:the blue-collar worker should die youngand should never have the...

Unlocking Yesterday by Paula Puolakka

[tabby title="Poem"] On the envelope and over his name,the worker of the USPS had written RTS UNK.I wasn't sure if it meant "return-to-sender, unknown" or"real-time strategy, uncle," but I knew that it was BS anda case of Locked Doors/Lost Keys.He's...

Choice and Denial by Paula Puolakka

[tabby title="Poem"] Pop culture has created adoptable characters for everyone:in 2022, the brainwashing goes on 24/7.The media influencers "have a pill for everything,"and you can deny your problems byembracing the characteristics of Boba Fett, Eleven,Kim Kardashian, or a raccoon who's...

Rose by Paula Puolakka

[tabby title="Poem"] Without the setbacks in romance- the cuts of the thorns -you wouldn't detect true loveand get near the silky petalsand the scent of the rose. [tabby title="Poet Bio"] Paula Puolakka (1982) is a Beat poet, writer, and MA...

An Island by Paula Puolakka

[tabby title="Poem"] "What day is it?" asks the man, who has been institutionalized for30 years.A new day- another day -pushes him into the vast newness,and in the uncontrolled stream of"don't do that" and "do this,"he feels that no man is...