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A young woman wearing an elaborate electronic headpiece that resembles a headdress, surrounded by other machinery.

From the Tower of Observation


Reaching out with subtle sense,
past the horde that, roaring, rings
the shining Circle of defense,
her thought travels —

past the forbidding desert plain,
the leaguer of the Watching Things,
the silent House of the soul's bane,
the ancient Road —

beyond the slopes that lie past sight,
through the dead air unknown to wings,
up to the void bereft of light,
the perished stars.

Related story: Eater, by Andy Robertson.
Related vignette: Dream, by Andy Robertson. (Read "Dream" after "Eater.")
© 2012 by Banks Miller.
Image © by SMS.