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The Lost Girl

A Poetic Short Story

By IsadorianPublished 3 years ago Updated about a year ago 1 min read
The Lost Girl
Photo by Clint McKoy on Unsplash

They found her there


In a wildly whirling husk

Fractured hull overspread by frost

Wrenched asunder, thrusters long lost


They found her there


Amid scrap, herbage, carcasses,

A ghastly flotsam entourage,

Mysterious frigate riddled

A graveyard spacecraft fraught with holes,

As from space stones

Or some bitterly bellicose barrage


They found her there

As they ranged thru the Cosmos Chill,

Across depths of Void unharmed

Evolved ages ahead


By scales and frozen feathers

Life-Breath of the bird-like, Angel-like creatures

Remained unstolen by the great vacuum

In Space


… … They found her


The monitor was still illuminated

Spasmodically scintillating chamber

Glowing array of symbols displayed

Sealed in a cell yet unliberated

Interned behind opalescent glass

Tears frozen in her slumber


All about the outside of the glass

Danced blue flashes

As of bursts, wisps of plasma,

As cosmic particles collided with it impenetrable,


Intelligent creatures found her


As a Sleeping Beauty


In a wintry hypersomnia

A dormant seed behind a shell

Silently waiting to touch ground and blossom


So they took her,

This lost human girl,

Away, back to their abode

To the warm rivers

Of their verdant world.

Next in Astral Wanderers, Scene 1: In Orbit

surreal poetry

About the Creator


Isadorian writes both opinion pieces and science fiction stories. If you like his work, please follow on social media.

Twitter: @ChrisIsadorian

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Facebook: Chris Isadorian

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