I took a journey
through a galaxy
the supersized moon
I was held
but a wise fellow
a prismatic waterfall
that soaked me to my core
I looked down at my body
shocked at what I saw!
I was an everlasting
as the water
bathed me in
never to dull
nor ever die
but then this turtle
to the dark
side of the moon
(the smaller one
she was ill - heartbroken
and I began to
cry for no reason
old longings grew
and I thought of you
now I've depreciated
like a penny
tossed in space –
I reached the stars
upon the ground
the shine long
I'm at your feet
perhaps with luck
I'll get picked up.
Written for Open Link Night at dVerse
Published by Tricia Sankey
Plays with words in her free time.
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42 thoughts on “A kind of sci-fi story”
Wow, that is quite the sci-fi story. That ending is really poignant to me.
Thanks, Lucy! I was hoping it would pull at a heartstring. Those lonely looking pennies…💓
This is a unique piece“, kind of stream-of-conscioiusness, kind of a stroll through Narnia, kind of a Poe love note, and an olde to a sad end to a romance.Your line breaks and spry word leaps keep the rhythms up.
Thanks, Glenn! I was hoping the form would draw the reader in a bit more. It was definitely stream-of-consciousness. 💝
love the creative form! felt like going down on a stair! and that end felt like a hopeful bam!
Thanks so much! I wanted it to seem a little like falling through space and then landing on the ground as a lost penny! 💝
ah! good one!
Pleased you enjoyed! 🥰
More myth for me, poured in stars — a modern native origin story about coming to love.
True! Thanks for your thoughts, Brendan! 💕
Thanks, Ron! 💝
Nice to reader a longer-form poem of yours Tricia. I loved your tale of an encounter with a non-ninja turtle 🙂
I was pushing myself to go longer! Thanks, Ingrid! 🐢
Tricia: Thank you for taking me on this sci-fi fantastical journey with you! Love this post.
Most especially these wrods
the supersized moon
and the idea of depreciating like a penny!
Great imagination here 🙂
Thanks, Lillian! I have an older poem titled Depreciation that I tweaked and snuck in here! 💗
Picking up the pennies … wishing on pennies … love the form of this poem and the story.
Thanks, Helen! 💓
Loved this galactic/time travel tour with you, and I love how all the imagery work together to take us right into persona’s mindset, even as the “depreciated penny” that drops, I admire how you’ve found you own distinctive voice in your poems, by the way, to the point where I can say, Tricia wrote this, it’s so distinctive of you.
Thanks, Dora, glad you enjoyed the trip! That’s nice to hear that you could recognize my voice. Sometimes I think I have very different types of poems from all the prompts, but it’s nice to know my voice is recognizable. 🥰
wonderful fascinating images herein Tricia. I enjoyed this poetic sojourn in space… 🙂
Thanks for hopping aboard, Rob! 💗
I find that enjoying ourselves when writing is the reward in itself, there is no better feeling than that. This piece is so dreamy! Peace~Jason
Thanks, Jason! It is fun creating for oneself just as much as anyone else! 💝
Tricia, seriously, this would make a great children’s book. Not sure if you do illustrations or not, but find an illustrator that can do your story justice.
Thanks, Lisa, I didn’t think about that route. 💝
Creative! I like it!
Thanks for your comment! ❤
I’m extremely talkative… I get to reading and I can’t shut up.
reading and discussion are two of my favorite things as well! 😊
I like making connection and getting to know people. There’s so many inspiring people on here. Like your blog… whom I keep coming back to…
You’re invited to read my poetry blog if you want.
Is it the Eclectic Contrarian or a separate one? I did check that one out, but still making my way through all the linked dVerse posts this week.
I try to keep everything organized lol.. I hope you like it.
Thank you for checking it out. Hope you liked it!
This is a lovely and poignant little story–space to earth-penny!
Thanks, Merril ❤
I think sci-fi makes excellent poetry… and this is no exception. Loved your images that made me think both of Kafka’s Metamorphosis and myths of creation (the turtle)
Yes, I had that turtle in mind. And the waters above theme with the swimming in space. I can’t sneak anything past you! 😉