Gallagher’s Revenge

there are omens
mutants, misfits, hallucinations
caused by
debauched somatic conjurings
(yes, always a chemical to make it better)

then the earth rebels
fire, brimstone, ash, and grease
a pangaeaic binge and purge
of frustration and polluted
skies scarred by purple lightning
bloated by nebulous clouds
(it is only el ni?o)

flora and fauna implode
rabbits eat their young
vultures attack the lion and win
grain transmutes to poison and
blades of grass sever skyscrapers
when dogs start meowing
humanity finally takes notice

too late

the last sound would remind us of
a melon hit with a sledgehammer

if anyone were around to hear it.