Doom by Herb Kauderer

Doom
Herb Kauderer

Hobbled in alien chains
the noble hero routine fails.

Sinew cannot break
this unknown metal.

A strong heart cannot tumble down
the stones in these prison walls.

A hero’s handsomeness cannot sway
non-human guards who do not look.

Only a keen-edged mind
can set him free.

He is sentenced to eternity.

               Atsatrohn Nov/Dec 1993

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