The Rhyme of the Ancient Space Mariner #3

“Ah, qu’ as tu fait avec ta jeunesse!” 

— Baudelaire






Todd was dumbfounded.

The Bierce case? It seemed uncon.

It must have been Jorge, miling a little,

like the over-confident Todd herself,

who had put the announcements in echoes!

Precaution? Possible.

Still no conceivable reasoning in from La Pensée,

& Vostok was hit by random parties of small white craft,

striving to see how any of them could epitomize desaster.

The words space & time, eclipse & infiltration:

That, she thought, walking off briskly across the launch pad,

is where they’ll be wondering when










 Peter Bies © 2010



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