Laboratory confirmationgenome1
my dueling personas,
seafaring-Norse explorers
daring warriors, plunderers
fused with diaspora refugees
tenacious, plundered, wary
‘chosen ones’

genetic certainty elucidates
innate predilections to
roam with jaunty impunity
revel in ambiguities

my explorer’s eye
for risk-taking
tempered by well-honed
wry skepticism of faith,
clashing with exploits
sans piety, blithely
eschewing atonement

disparate impulses
enjoined; the time is nigh,
to engender the foe!

Where are we going?
Aren’t we there yet?

– Mark L. Lucker
© 2017


By poetluckerate

I am a poet, writer, and teacher who moved from Minnesota to New Orleans in 2008 then returned to Minnesota in 2018 - hopefully, to stay.

I lived in the most urban of settings, and the rural Midwest. These perspectives impact my writing in very unique ways.