Far off in cold space
A war raged profoundly vicious
On a humid planet of an alien race
Thought to be exceedingly pernicious.
They came to Earth
A long time ago.
Driven back to the world of their birth–
Both sides taking a costly blow.
Hunted down to their final steel citadel,
They fought to the last being–
The Queen hexapod, her condition pitiful,
Had no chance for fleeing.
The prisoner's legs, all six
Held by more than one chain–
She was quite in a fix;
Bad end to her reign.
Interrogation did reveal
The war ensued because we did demean
By failing to kneel
In front of the hexapod Queen.
Copyright © Edward Johannes | Year Posted 2015
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