Abyss & Apex : First Quarter 2006


by Karen A. Romanko



Their toes grip
cloud-kissed cliffs
until the wind chants their names
and the sea swirls in nosegay


Zero points for form–
aim is what matters,
each to her tributary,
one lifestream per soul


onto a red carpet
where the grass is always greener,
idling for a moment
till two hands lift them home



Karen A. Romanko’s poetry and short stories have appeared in Strange Horizons, Ideomancer, Would That It Were, The Pedestal Magazine, Dreams and Nightmares, and NFG, among others. Her first poetry collection, Raven’s Runes: Equations in Time, was released by Sam’s Dot Publishing in 2004. She also edits and publishes the specfic and mystery e-zine Raven Electrick (ravenelectrick.com) 

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Art Director Steven Coker, Jr.