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13 | Walk the Planck by PS Cottier


educated pirates
test astronauts’ physics
walk the Planck

lonely visitor
ship wedged in Scots mud
luckless monster

infinite boredom
pills inside food sacks
space piñatas

worms eating ships
aluminium wriggles
voyagers dessert

no gravity
bones become feathers
never return

PS Cottier

PS is a poet living in Canberra, Australia. Her scifaiku currently appears every month in AntipodeanSF, and she has been included in the Rhysling Anthology on nine occasions. She is the author of six books of poetry, and two poems from her 2020 book Monstrous were finalists in the Australian Horror Writers Awards.