A telegram beeps across the screen:
“The Whirlpool Galaxy,
sculpted by wind and
radiation along with shock
waves generated by supernova explosions,
headed this way.
You can identify it by
the Antennae. Two prominent
Galaxies in the process of
Optical starlight pours down on
Alaska, on an igloo, an Eskimo.
He pulls out his laser gun,
zaps some fish, cooks them
up in a nanosecond.
Inside the igloo, a secret button,
pushed and the floor gives turning
into an elevator that zips towards
the earth’s core. A second later
the Eskimo emerges zooming
into space fast then slower nearing
the clashing galaxies. He watches
from afar, taking measurements and
readings. Another button is
pushed, the galaxies implode.
The Eskimo laughs and says
“So much for universal domination.”
LB Sedlacek’s poems have been published in such publications as
“Fickle Muses,” “Down in the Cellar,” “Fables,” “Sea Stories,”
“Illumen,” “Mastodon Dentist,” “Assisi Journal,” “Tertulia Magazine” and
others. LB’s latest chapbook is “Twisting.”