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Los Angeles Review – volume 11

Been waiting for this one for a while. I LOVE this journal.  Always a great mix of writing styles. Anyhow, my poem “Reliving” is featured in it. This was one of my funnest (yes, funnest) poems to write.



In another life, I was the mechanic for the Millennium Falcon. Fix-it man specializing in lube jobs and light speed. Intergalactic grease monkey and silent co-pilot to Han and Chewie. My hands were a mixture of socket wrench and surrogate parent. I tightened her bolts and tended to her well-being. Checked under the hood to hear her arias that shook worlds. Kicked in her wings to make sure she could fly into the reality of tomorrow. She was a whooshing spotlight nursed on the teats of galaxies. I was a beaming man born in the shadows. At night I took her for test drives around the moons of Corellia. Sped through space seizing control of the wheel I made sure never veered too far to the dark side of the universe, where I was visible only to the minor stars. An anonymous beacon of blur and contentment. In another life, I was mechanic for the Millennium Falcon. In my life before that, I was the Millennium Falcon.








About Daniel Romo

Author of Apologies in Reverse (FutureCycle Press, 2019), When Kerosene's Involved (Mojave River Press, 2014) and Romancing Gravity (Silver Birch Press, 2013). I'm partial to prose poems. Alliteration. And fragments.

2 responses »

  1. That was not my intent, but I see where you’re coming from 🙂

  2. i have always contended that the falcon is as valid a poetic conceit as any overdone flower or –gasp– the rising moon. and here we have both the falcon AND moons… multiple moons, no less. are you *trying* to send us into poetic arrest?


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