I recently found a back up of all of my old writing from a long dead computer -- things I thought lost forever -- and was surprised to find things I didn't even remember writing until I read them again, like this rarified gem from 2003.
“The Emperor Palpatine...in Love”
Look into my red eyes,
And know that to look into my red eyes
Is to look into the red eyes of Love.
I will conquer worlds for you,
Build a Death Star for you –
Build two if I have to –
Because you are my Love.
I will eat Ewoks for you –
Unless, of course, you like Ewoks,
And then I will imprison Ewoks for you
And make them entertain you at night.
Ewok entertainment for you, my love –
Or Ewok destruction, as you prefer.
Ah, my Love –
All the wonders of the
Dark Side of The Force
Will be yours!
Unless, of course,
You reject me.
And then I will sear you
With electric bolts from my fingertips,
And possibly throw you out the airlock.
And, truth be told,
I might do that anyway, my Love –
So you may as well love me back.