DISCLAIMER: The Star Trek characters are the property of Paramount Studios, Inc. The poem is the creation and property of Toni Cardinal-Price and is copyright (c) 1987 by Toni Cardinal-Price. Originally printed in Galactic Discourse #5.

Always Possibilities

Toni Cardinal-Price

Please wait ...

I need time - a moment only.

Forgive me, Sarek,

I'm not as strong as I once was.

But, you see, that strength was only part me,

And part him,

The better part...

No, he is not with me.

To spare me, he withdrew the bond,

As I always suspected he would.

"Logical," he said. "The needs of the many..."

And now I am left with the memory of the needs.

A moment, please,

Then I'll be all right again.

Able to face the pain once more.

Your touch has shaken me;

His words, spoken by you,

Haunt me;

And the memories,

Oh, the memories...

You seek his katra.

A chance that might have been,

And I am filled with agony wondering

What might have happened

Had we touched.

Would Spock have chosen to live alone

In immortality?

Or ... was there an alternative?

Sarek! What if he touched

Someone else!