The Starlight SciFaiku Review, Summer 2021 (issue #1)

Page 16 — Wendy Van Camp

Wendy states that the following themed group of SciFaiku, titled “Close Approach,” was inspired by a photo from the recent rover on Mars, showing the vibrant display of the milky way in the Martian night sky.

Close Approach

dodge radiation
humans reach for god of war
take the close approach

journey through darkness
we are joined with industry
legacy is saved

falling in thin air
breathless anticipation
regolith awaits

rainbow galaxies
compete with the stars above me
Mars is now my home

Wendy Van Camp

Wendy is an author, poet, and illustrator. Her writing blog No Wasted Ink features essays about the craft of writing, poetry, and author interviews. Wendy’s short stories and poems have appeared in science fiction magazines such as Quantum Visions, Scifaikuest, and Far Horizons. She is the poet and illustrator of The Planets: a scifaiku poetry collection and the editor of the speculative poetry anthology Eccentric Orbits 2. A graduate of the Ad Astra Speculative Fiction Workshop, Wendy has won Honorable Mention at the Writers of the Future Contest and has twice been nominated for an Elgin Award.