DISCLAIMER: The Star Trek characters are the property of Paramount Studios, Inc. This poem is the creation and property of M. L. "Steve" Barnes and is copyright (c) 1978 by M. L. "Steve" Barnes. Originally published in Pastaklan Vesla #5.
M. L. "Steve" Barnes
You stand alone, safe within the citadel of your logic,
While I seek a way to storm the walls.
Can it be that I am mistaken?
Are they right? Are there truly
No emotions there?
No, the eyes betray the owner. The look
Reveals compassion ... more
I see the need of one alone.
Has there ever been a sadder word?
And yet you are unmoving, unable to reach out,
To grope through darkness toward a warmer life,
You stand alone, vulnerable in your human solitude.
I have found the way to breach the wall,
I was not mistaken. The feelings
Do exist. Locked away, it's true,
If you cannot take my hand,
Then I will take yours,
A friend to share
The emptiness of space.
To stroll among the frozen stars,
And, singing, stand with you
To watch the fire of the dawn.