Poetry: A Shotgun Blast To My Wind Chimes by G.R. Tomaini

A Shotgun Blast To My Wind Chimes
Mayday ! Roger That ? Mayday !
This Is Captain Façade Speaking :
Moi Is Steering An Origami Cruise Ship — 
In The Middle Of The Bermuda Triangle !
There ’ s A Maelstrom Up Ahead :
We ’ re Gonna Need A Tugboat —
Most Of Your Valuables Are Aboard —
This Is Not A Blackmail Attempt :
Consider It A Desperate Plea For Help !
Pity You Were Such A Whore , Then !
Some Chef Boyardee In Your Trough . . .
Ought To Board Up The Peanut Gallery !
Nobody Has To Know : Or Do They ?
Keep Running Marathons With Your Mouth !
What Was It That You Said Before ?
Was It That Smokey Joe Had To Go . . . ?
Listen : A Stellar Captain Should . . .
Always Go Down With His Ship :
So Catch You Later , Alligator . . .
I ’ ll Be Swimming With The Fishes !
Go Back To Your White Collar Crimes :
Like A Shotgun Blast To My Wind Chimes . . .

G.R. Tomaini is a prolific writer and thinker known for his contributions in poetry, philosophy, ethics, global justice, and theology. As a First-Generation LGBTQ Federal McNair Scholar, he has authored nine books, including seven captivating poetry collections. His philosophical monographs are the “Encyclopedia of American Idealism: Toward a Novel Method and System of Philosophy,” and the “Tractatus Perfectio-Philosophicus: Or, Discourses on the Dharma of Civilization and its Odyssey toward International Harmony.” Tomaini's poetry books, such as "Ballad of An American Ganymede: Explorations of Queeritude In Fifty Seven Cantos" and "The Rainbow Cantos: Two Attempts At Queering The Canon," have received critical attention. His works have been featured in esteemed publications, including those by Outcast Press, Selcouth Station Press, Agapanthus Collective, and Roi Fainéant Press. Notably, Tomaini's writings have garnered recognition from influential intellectuals like Cornel West, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, and Slavoj Žižek. To explore Tomaini's poetry and more, you can visit his website or follow him on Twitter @Gtomaini. He resides on the Jersey Shore.


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