It Was Dark in Space
On the space station, all was quiet.
The humans had all gone to sleep.
Slowly, down the long hallway to the kitchen,
a very small cockroach crept along.
His rear left leg scraped a little as he walked.
It had been injured when the Pretallin insurgency
was in its infancy and insects were
the least of our problems.
As he entered the doorway, a mervin
stepped on him, and all went dark.