Howard V. Hendrix

The Unseen Good Old Man

The older I get, the smaller the stride I make
until, one day, I shall walk with the shuffling gait
of someone feeling, foot by foot, the way
through a darkened house, anxious not to stub a toe
on death, or trip on the bottom step of heaven

Howard V. Hendrix is the author of six science fiction novels and three short story collections. He is lead editor on the scholarly collection Visions of Mars and has stories forthcoming in Analog and essays in Boom: A Journal of California. He is the winner of the 2010 Dwarf Stars Award, and is currently putting together Seventeen Year Locust, a collection of his poetry published over the last seventeen years.