The Starlight SciFaiku Review, Spring 2023 (issue #3)

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19. Poetry by Katerina Bruno

were young space cadets once & other poems

were young space cadets once
contented pensioners now
iron wills flashing

a starship knows space
a captain, her mind and heart
a squiddy, just rank

space missionaries
converting sentient life
a real rarity

space monk in deep space
a high-tech monastery
long meditation

racing laser blasts
a deep space entertainment
as old as new stars

moon tycoons have strung
zip lines from space zeppelins to
tranquility Base

a deep space trash gyre
nobody understands how
no currents in space

my silver spacesuit
silver flashing memories
flashing silver death

when I die out here
timeless frozen memory
orbiting this moon

no comms out this far
I am a flying outpost
never to return

Katerina Bruno

Katerina Bruno’s work can be read in various publications. One of her scifaiku from the debut issue of The Starlight SciFaiku Review was selected for the 2022 SFPA Dwarf Stars Award anthology. A library that is open only at night, serves coffee and has a glass roof for viewing the stars, would be her paradise.