Disclaimer: Star Trek is the property of Paramount/Viacom. This poem is the property of and is copyright (c) 1980 by Ingrid Cross. Originally published in Personal Log #1, Vicki Ashe, editor.



Areel

Ingrid Cross



There is a mental scrapbook:

pictures and memories

thrown together months ago.



The dates forgotten,

but twilights remembered

and the sound of beloved voices...

Yet sometimes I cannot

grasp the names.



They wait in the dark wings,

when memories don't ache

at glimpses of hallways traveled

and a certain one I loved.