by Aurelio Rico Lopez III
The vigilant captain stood proudly
On the bridge,
Shoulders straight and chest out.
The MW Orion moved
Gracefully like a giant beast
In the calm waters of space.
An explosion shook the vessel
But the captain hardly flinched,
The scars on his face and arms
To his experience in battle;
He was no greenhorn.
Outside, the night rippled
Like the surface of a pond.
Pirates behind a cloaking signal.
The ship hummed as the force field charged.
The mighty Orion roared.
© 2008 Aurelio Rico Lopez III
Aurelio Rico Lopez III is a self-diagnosed
scribble junkie from Iloilo City, Philippines . His poetry has been
featured in numerous print magazines and online zines such as Mythic
Dark Animus, Illumen, Black Petals, Goblin Fruit, Kaleidotrope,
Sybil’s Garage, Aoife’s Kiss, Brew City Magazine,
The Shantytown Anomaly, and The Horror Express.
His horrorku chapbooks JOLTS and SHOCKS
are available from Sam’s Dot Publishing.
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