DISCLAIMER: The Star Trek characters are the property of Paramount Studios, Inc. This poem is the creation and property of Shirley Maiewski and is copyright (c) 1975 by Shirley Maiewski. Originally published in Energize #1.



Demands

Shirley Maiewski



She

Demands.

Always-

Demands.

She's never satisfied-

Demands.

She fills my hours - awake - asleep -

Demands.

I am her Captain - I try - she asks more -

Demands.

I have no thought but for her - still - she-

Demands.

She takes - she never gives - just demands -

Demands.

She feeds on my very soul - one day - she'll demand all -

Demands.

I'll give - she'll take - my life. Then there will be no more -

Demands.



1