Found Poem: The Last Great Adventure

My friend composed this found poem from the cover copy of books on a shelf in the corner of her living room. I love it. Hurray for the writers of epic sci-fi/fantasy back-cover blurbs. Now someone should write the novel that this is the back matter for…(ahem…for which this is the back matter).

The Last Great Adventure

No frills
no nonsense,
Just a divided world–
wealthy citizens,
urban poor–
And
six turbulent months.

Put the pieces back together,
Cordelia,
King of endless caverns,
eagly crags.
Night after restless night–
anguish and triumph,
magic and iron–
the art of war
shattered
by violence.

This is the story of
a people defeated,
the burden of hope
shimmering
during the last peaceful days
of the planet.

Led by the future,
she left behind
one hundred souls.

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