Common Era Savior

He swaths the panorama of your blindness—

living mirror striding through a world of sunbeams.


You blink through flicker

defy your clothing, stand naked without shame.


He has channeled his mystical being through you already.

You have nothing to hide.


Follow his social platform much too closely;

idolatry out of focus,


congruence is a flowing erosion—

but where is everyone going?


Tributaries might have been witnessed

until you discovered yourself wending through


the mutant vision of a superhero’s mission.

In morning’s dull innocence, your untempered eyes encode:


Let the savior keep his waking dream

entirely to himself.

Richard King Perkins II is a state-sponsored advocate for residents in long-term care facilities. He lives in Crystal Lake, IL, USA with his wife, Vickie and daughter, Sage. He is a three-time Pushcart, Best of the Net and Best of the Web nominee whose work has appeared in more than a thousand publications.