"Beyond the airlock door" by Terrie Leigh Relf


The poem is about an important setting in hard sf films and print but yet gets ignored by poets until now. BTW if you are interested in having one of your speculative poems posted, get in touch with me at sgreenatgrolen [dot] com .

time surely stands still
as it moves between
the syncopated flash
of red and yellow lights
the interstitial pulse

beyond the airlock door
where empathy tethers spiral
toward luminescene
while aerial landscapes
rearrange themselves
into kaleidoscopic smears of color

just beyond the airlock door
incandescence waits like
a symphonic pause
before a lightning ccadenza