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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.

 

RELIVING

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About Daniel Romo

Author of 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 🙂

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  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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