Copyright 1997 By Joe Morales
What a beautiful system there!
Especially the third world from
Exclaimed the excited young
"Oh please. Oh Please. May we
What do you see between Mars
Clipped the intersystem elder
whose eyes flickered from upon
"A belt of planetary fragments
Why?" Asked the youth of its
means none may come, or go, or intervene.
Said the elder in a voice that seemed
means that this system is under quarantine."
"How unfortunate." Whined the sad-tinged
"What smashed a world to make such
"Who knows?"Shrunk the elder in
"For us it's a warning...
A very rare sign."