This poem came out of the April 19, 2016 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from rix_scaedu
. It also fills the "lost and found" square in my 4-19-16 card
for the genprompt_bingo
fest. This poem has been sponsored by janetmiles
. It belongs to the series An Army of One
Warning: This poem features some intense topics. Highlight to read the warnings, some of which are major spoilers. It contains unexpected travelers arriving at Sargasso Base, Bottleneck learning that he has a wife and daughter who survived the Massacre of Cascabel and now plan to stay with him, discussion of how everyone else in their families is dead, enormously awkward interpersonal dynamics, Bottleneck not knowing what to do with a crying woman, and other emotional whump.
If these are sensitive issues for you, please consider your tastes and headspace before moving onward.( Read more... )