Star Trek Episode

by Sara Toruño-Conley

Another trip along the penny’s edge
dropped into the pool:
swallowed water,
we, bags of water.

Try this.

When they take you away bit by nip
lip, tongue, and
opening
think of that long, open lake
at the edge of town we walked.

Think of lovely little openings fatal as they are,
this time will be a new time
full of hope
and bargaining.