Frabjous Times

space scifaiku stellarenga poetry sequence

On extended leave.

L3 the purser calls . umbilicals unsnapped
three hours out . Diamond Jack ignores the lifepod drill
New Pondicherry slip . a stop to refuel
cheaper by the gross . empty cannisters click-clack
armored groundcar . driver black against the arc lamps
Thanatos-class twinhull . waves flash to vapor abaft
Sol dipping towards the west . no need to shade one’s gaze
Published in LYNX XXIV
Last modified: Tue Jan 27 19:33:39 EST 2009