Fraiku from Alnitak

I won’t say “I love you”
Love is a shooting star
I prefer “Let me help”


(Inspired by a line from the Star Trek episode “The City on the Edge of Forever“.)

About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.
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5 Responses to Fraiku from Alnitak

  1. A shooting star is only here for a brief moment when it accidentally collided with our atmosphere – it’s the end of its run. Prior to that it’s could be millions or billions of years in existence – so, perhaps love could be like the shooting star. Going on and on and on – or is that the Eveready Bunny? I get confused …. 😊

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  2. Collides – Why isn’t there an edit function in comments?!?

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