Disclaimer: Star Trek is the property of Paramount/Viacom. This story is the property of and is copyright (c) 1977 by Gerry Downes. Originally published in Stardate: Unknown #3, Gerry Downes, editor.
Romulan space has brilliant stars,
And wispy bridal-veils of gas;
But there are also dust lanes here
Reaching far across, obscuring ...
"You state the obvious, Spock.
Everyone fulfills his duty."
"There is no regulation limiting
the content of my statement."
Such diversity in this galaxy,
Strange combination shapes of suns;
They make a lovely crown of jewels,
Starshine jewels, to light her hair.
"My crime is sabotage;
I do freely admit my guilt."
//Make haste, Captain, or there will be
little left of me to beam aboard.//
It is glorious, this design of light;
But I am an intruder here.
At last the touch, the shimmer-whine of safety.
Dare I hope -- will she come with me?