A day shy of a week ago Robotech Master was out on his e-bike when an SUV struck him and drove off. According to the most recent news available, he passed away from his injuries at around 2:00 this morning. I have kept some news up on his user page and, at this point, ask that anyone wishing to leave messages or tributes do so on either his talk page or another page that can be used for such things. His account here and all of the stories he has gifted the Shifti community with will be preserved in memoriam, as we also did for Morgan.

User:Michael Bard/Going Home

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Going Home

Author: Michael Bard

Across the farms and the towns
Across the land and the sky
All the humans just halted
Their doing and their planning

Slowly and without anger
They turned and went to the sea
Each man, woman and child
By car, by train and by foot

As each arrived they calmly
Undressed and put all aside
And strode out in the water
As the waves shushed and rolled in

Then each and all of them stood
Collapsed into the blue sea
Like old clothing discarded
And tossed into the garbage

One day the fish got homesick
Those that lived upon the land
So one day they all choose to
Go home to the deep blue sea

For what is the human form
But a spacesuit for a fish?
Something to keep them alive
In the cruel and harsh dry air