Brick by Brick / by stephenherronold

It's called Lego.
Just Lego.
A plural like sheep Or fish.

We never built cars or fire engines.
We never built planes or houses.

We built starships.
Small ones, big ones.
Fighters and capital ships.
The crew (the cast, really)
Would lose one ship,
Just so we could build the next.

Epic battles,
Space-opera storylines.
Unfolding in a storm
Of copyright violations.
Drawing inspiration from everything,
Ever-hungry for the next story.

Science fiction was our reality.
Our childhoods defined by parsecs, not miles.
We were light years away,
In the Collinward garden.