Last Thoughts of a Cosmic Fighter Pilot by Richard H. Fay

Last Thoughts of a Cosmic Fighter Pilot
Richard H. Fay

Shields and thrusters spent;
Photon cannon dead.
Adrift on the line
As saucers break through.

Warning sirens blare
While fried circuits blow.
Smoke blurs reddened sight
As I think of you.

Recall soft green grass
Beneath our bare feet.
Hear birds sing sweetly
As they welcome spring.

Spy your smiling face;
Taste your loving lips.
Feel heated passion
As my ship explodes.

Originally published in Aphelion, August 2011


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