Title: Your Absence Looms
Description: Petrarchan sonnet
Summary: In the immediate wake of his bondmate’s
death, Spock mourns McCoy.
Dedication: In memory of Jeff
Disclaimer: I do not own Star Trek. Not a molecule,
atom, quark or vibrating string of it.
Detritus of your life lurks everywhere:
Neat soldier rows of pills, bottles in place,
Fought age and illness, slayers of youth’s grace.
A favored sweater, musty and threadbare,
Lies draped across a stained upholstered chair,
Refuge of aching hours. You lost the race
To write and publish one remaining case
Report; I found, with tapes, a silvered hair.
Your absence looms, a shadow cold and vast.
Emptiness fills my world, a void as wide
As starless deep space. Grief pervades my mind;
Memory burns, unquenched by tears; our past,
Alone, I see. With you, my logic died:
Leonard, nowhere – everywhere – you I find.