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.


Shirley Maiewski

The void

Black Silent

Endless void.

No sound no breath of wind

Empty bottomless void

But wait there look there!

A light dim trembling a light!

It grows enlarges moves

Expands breaks it swirls turns extends

Sweeps out and on! Now there another still

More! Giant immense spiral of lights

Galaxies! The universe . . . !

But still around beyond the void

Black silent

Endless . . .