Not Spock

by flammeusgladius

Not Spock

 

 

(in memoriam Leonard Nimoy, d. 27 February 2015)

 

 

Yeah, yeah. I know. I read I Am Not Spock.
I read your artsy books of free verse, too.
I know that Vulcan never had a lock
on the identity we know as you.
You had so many busy things to do–
and did them, which I think is pretty rare.
Achievements? You had more than just a few.
I understand. I’m thoroughly aware.
But back to that old series I repair
like many in my geeky generation
whenever I require a breath of air
untainted by insistent complication.
There I appreciate your greatest work:
saving the universe with Captain Kirk.

 

 

–Tom Riley