My Own Alderaan


I knew destruction was imminent

when you blocked out the sun

over the blue sky I put you in,

your indifference trained on me

like the barrel of a superlaser.

I can look straight down it

and see the remnants 

of a more civilized age.

I move to ready my ship

and fight for it again,

then think better of it.

I step outside

and take a final look

at everything I’ll lose

knowing it won’t compare

to anything I may find

when I am freed of you.


you may fire when ready.

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