Like Alice down the rabbit hole, my subconscious mind dared to roam in the grand theater of our times.
Writing by TS S. Fulk
Art by Adrien Olichon
Nightmare of Modern Life
Once again while charting
heavenly spheres all night
did my eyes softly close
just as Apollo rose
upon his chariot
of OxyContin bliss
Like Alice down the rabbit hole
my subconscious mind dared to roam
in the grand theater of our times
playing our enduring trouble
float innocently here and there
on the stage all the while hiding
poisonous barbs that lie beneath
The mask of humane care
is a puppet of corporate greed
About the Author
TS S. Fulk, a neurodiverse English teacher and textbook author, lives with his neurodiverse family in Sweden. After getting a B.A. in Music and M.A.T. Secondary Education: English from Kent State University and an M.A. in English literature from the University of Toronto, he taught English in Prague, CZ before settling down in Sweden. Besides teaching and writing, TS S. Fulk is an active musician playing bass trombone, the Appalachian mountain dulcimer and the Swedish bumblebee dulcimer (hummel). His poetry has been (or will be) published by numerous presses including The Light Ekphrastic, The Button Eye Review, The Fairy Tale Magazine, Journ-E, The Red Ogre Review, Perennial Press, Lovecraftiana and Wingless Dreamer.
About the Artist
Adrien Olichon is a photographer and multimedia artist who has been featured in many magazines and literary journals.