dystopia du jour

Heikki Huotari


I'll take Pascal's bet and if he pays me I'll take care
of Pascal's pet when he mysteriously disappears.
Past rapture, some of Pascal's castaways have
domiciles on what was Lincoln Hill but spend all
day in pink bathrobes and fuzzy slippers on what
once was Fourth Street. I'll concede to natural
selection that which natural selection taxes.
Someone has to win – it could be me!


Heikki Huotari is a retired professor of mathematics. In a past century, he attended a one-room country school and spent summers on a forest-fire lookout tower. His poems appear in numerous journals, recently in Spillway and Diagram, he's the winner of the 2016 Gambling the Aisle chapbook contest, and his first book, Fractal Idyll, will be published by After The Pause Press in 2017.