The Card

By PaBurke

Rating: G

Spoilers: None, Fragile Balance

Disclaimer: SG1 goes to SciFi and Emily Dickinson really wrote the poem.

Word Count: 100

Distribution: Mini-Jack Mailing List

No return address, the envelope was plain. The card was simple. A nice picture of Earth graced the front, probably taken from one of the satellites in orbit. Inside, the handwriting was familiar:

'English assignment. Emily Dickinson. You are probably the only person who might need this poem, literally. –The Other Jack

"I lost a world the other day.

Has anybody found?

You'll know it by the row of stars

Around its forehead bound.

A rich man might not notice it;

Yet to my frugal eye

Of more esteem than ducats.

Oh, find it, sir, for me!"'

Colonel Jack laughed.