Aphelion Issue 275, Volume 26
August 2022
 
Editorial    
Long Fiction and Serials
Short Stories
Flash Fiction
Poetry
Features
Series
Archives
Submission Guidelines
Contact Us
Forum
Flash Writing Challenge
Forum
Dan's Promo Page
   

At The Gates Of Heavenly Peace

In remberance

by Richard Tornello


Alone,
do you really stand defiant?
if only for a second.
the cameras iris, quantum communication
ccd catches a remembrance,
would rather be lost and forgotten.

did you stop them?
over 160 tons, Gandhi like
for a second arms down
facing the dragon
for a second
by the cameras early light

stopped in their tracks
stopped by the cameras lens
stopped for a second

They fear that,
They fear you.


© 2009 Richard Tornello

Find more by Richard Tornello in the Author Index.

Comment on this story in the Aphelion Forum

Return to Aphelion's Index page.