Aphelion Issue 275, Volume 26
August 2022
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MW Orion

by Aurelio Rico Lopez III

The vigilant captain stood proudly
On the bridge,
Shoulders straight and chest out.
The MW Orion moved
Gracefully like a giant beast
In the calm waters of space.

An explosion shook the vessel
But the captain hardly flinched,
The scars on his face and arms
To his experience in battle;
He was no greenhorn.

Outside, the night rippled
Like the surface of a pond.
Pirates behind a cloaking signal.
Battle stations!
The ship hummed as the force field charged.
The mighty Orion roared.

© 2008 Aurelio Rico Lopez III

Aurelio Rico Lopez III is a self-diagnosed scribble junkie from Iloilo City, Philippines . His poetry has been featured in numerous print magazines and online zines such as Mythic Delirium, Dark Animus, Illumen, Black Petals, Goblin Fruit, Kaleidotrope, Sybil’s Garage, Aoife’s Kiss, Brew City Magazine, The Shantytown Anomaly, and The Horror Express. His horrorku chapbooks JOLTS and SHOCKS are available from Sam’s Dot Publishing.

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