Interrogation on Starship Death
It’s super awesome the sale of this poem acquired non-exclusive rights — it means you can read it for free! But, I still HIGHLY reccomend spending $2.99 on the ebook (or picking up the paperback) of The Weird and Whatnot’s first issue! The design is beautiful and it’s stuffed with awesome art, fiction, and poetry.
INTERROGATION ON STARSHIP DEATH
**First published in The Weird and Whatnot February 2019.**
I am pressing a star against you,
Searing is its purpose.
Near the place where the most blood flows,
Transient transmissions; we caught them.
Tell me why you did it, how to fix it, these
Aberrations torn open in space, soon to
Encompass all time.
Relics are forbidden for a reason.
Ripping through space is all they’re good for.
Help us fix this.
Orion, won't you speak?
I don’t want to hurt you.
Give us the answers my brethren seek.
Panic is spreading.
Death is what you seek.
Tearing through you would be an
End to our means,
Illustrating to your party our severe
Our dire and
Need for answers, like a star, is burning
Heavy and hostile.