Friday, July 18, 2014

Thomas Piekarski- A Poem

           Santa Rosalia                                   
Santa Rosalia, patron saint                       
of Monterey, her bronze statue                  
peers out over a pure azure Pacific.
Cross and bible in hand
she guides ships near and far.
She’s an Italian Christian
from the Dark Ages, obscure
to all but knowledgeable hearts.
But she’s plenty ambulant,
in fact transubstantiational
to the degree of directing
with deliberate lassitude
unsuspecting mariners
through thick and thin.

Thomas Piekarski is a former editor of the California State Poetry Quarterly. His poetry and interviews have appeared in Nimrod, Portland Review, Kestrel, Cream City Review, Poetry Salzburg, Boston Poetry Magazine, Gertrude, The Bacon Review, and many others.  He has published a travel guide, Best Choices In Northern California, and Time Lines, a book of poems. He lives in Marina, California.

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