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Star Wars Day ’19: Legacy of a Last Jedi: a #haibun chronicle of Luke Skywalker Redux

Happy Star Wars Day! We just returned from our great niece’s first Communion party, so I lack the time or energy to write a new one. Enjoy this repost of Legacy of a Last Jedi! And may the Fourth be with you!

Frank J. Tassone

(SPOILER ALERT: If you’re one of the handful that still hasn’t seen Star Wars: The Last Jedi, be warned!)

Version 2

How did it all go so wrong?

I was the hero of the rebellion against the empire. I was the last hope of the Jedi. But when it was time to fulfill that hope, I failed beyond measure.

starlines

the welcome view

of exile

Some nights, I relive the breathtaking moment when I destroyed the Death Star and saved the alliance. The Force, the very energy of the universe, flowed through me, even as a deep cold pursued me down that trench. The last whisper of my first teacher–Ben Kenobi, the great Obi-wan Kenobi of the Clone Wars–urged me to trust. And that’s what I did, right when I fired the proton torpedos through that exhaust port. The “one shot in a million”

explosion

remembering the force

will be with…

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