Cover art is "Astronaut" by Kevin Roodhorst (whose other work can be found at ).

Dedicated to Professor Nancy White

Event Horizon

"Which way is up? I'm falling. Good God, I'm falling."

- Ray Bradbury, "Kaleidoscope"


Space station sentinel

staunch in the deep night of space.

Paranoid Argus dartly glares,

accuses masked murder and invasion

at the red-winking, blue- blinking

eye masses and clusters that surround

the lonely, little

blue eyeball Earth.

He protects in spins and circles

around her -

space sheepdog

of a young and fear-fouled planet.

Gaze out one of his thick, clear eyes -

invisible officers, guards

of unseen air –

and wonder if the fear

is, or isn't,