Already half a legend, it ascends
Did these who died unknown
Ann K. Schwader is the author of Twisted in Dream (Hippocampus Press, 2011), Bram Stoker Award finalist Wild Hunt of the Stars (Sam’s Dot, 2010), and four other collections of speculative poetry. She is an active member of SFWA, HWA, and SFPA. Find out more from her LiveJournal, Yaddith Times ( ankh-hpl.livejournal.com ) or at home.earthlink.net/~schwader/ .
I’m a child of the Apollo era. Although Wikipedia informed me that the shuttle was not named for Plato’s lost continent, the link was too apt to ignore. I had the first line or two at least a month early, but watched the launch on July 8th with tears in my eyes. The rest of the poem showed up a few days later.
Apollo 11 Eagle illustration is provided by NASA and is in the public domain.