Thomas Piekarski is a former editor of the California State Poetry Quarterly and Pushcart Prizenominee. His poetry and interviews have appeared widely in literary journals internationally,including Nimrod, Portland Review, Mandala Journal, Cream City Review, Poetry Salzburg,Pennsylvania Literary Journal, Boston Poetry Magazine, and Poetry Quarterly. He haspublished a travel book, Best Choices In Northern California, and Time Lines, a book of poems.
I have been pigging out on Oreos lately. They aren’t good for me. My doctor warns me that my nocturnal habits are wrong. Too many snacks. Too little sleep. I quote that boy-devil, Bart Simpson, and tell him not to have a kitten.