Poems from the New Symbiont
Metamorphosis is gradual. First, the human victim craves unusual foods, tastes of a far off planet. A new entity emerges and personality fades to the stronger force, sometimes emulating historical figures.
he sees the Milky Way
from the other side
-Deborah P Kolodji
from Scifaikuest, February 2007, print
reprinted in The 2008 Rhysling Anthology
A 2005 university study published in February announced that perchlorate, a toxic chemical found in rocket fuel, was found in all thirty-six samples of breast milk taken from nursing mothers in eighteen states. In San Antonio, Texas, a three year old boy climbs to the top of the big slide.
his mother doesn't listen
about the spaceship
- Deborah P Kolodji
from Dreams and Nightmares #73, January 2006
The second one started out as a mainstream haibun. My first attempt at a haiku for this haibun was:
nursed at her breast
his first launch
but this haiku was far too close to the prose. My next attempt almost went too far away from the rocket fuel, one of the strongest images in the prose.
wind whorls of plum
Then the science fiction poet in me took over and I saw the spaceships...