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Category Archives: Poetry
Boudreaux Responds to NASA June 2079 (Earth)
Arden Eli Hill Boudreaux Responds to NASA June 2079 (Earth) The sweet water of Europa. The golden sphere of Io. Send someone other than my descendants. We are still dirt-bound, wrestling with the bones of our dishonorable ancestors. To be … Continue reading
Time on the Moon
Nikolas Macioci Time on the Moon It’s a measure of skill to walk on rocks. You ask where is everyone else? They’re shining down on you from behind Earth’s picket fence. They’re looking at your light through their dining room window. … Continue reading
The Scribes of Thutmose III
Joshua H. Gage The Scribes of Thutmose III In memory of Alberto Tulli The scribes of Thutmose III dip their reeds and scrawl the rumors across the papyrus weft, writing what they are told and keeping silent. Riparian … Continue reading
Ann K. Schwader Deep Vision Farther & still farther through the void, we strain our gaze. A golden telescope unfurls against the infrared, deployed by deep field dreams. Incompetent to cope on one small rock, yet clutching enough rope to … Continue reading
Command Module 012
M.C. Childs Command Module 012 Cape Canaveral, Pad 34, January 27, 1967 Grissom smelled sour buttermilk in the cabin 34 square feet of Velcro, flammable in high-pressure, high-oxygen air A silver-plated copper wire stripped … Continue reading
Drinking Sapphire Wine
Katharyn Howd Machan Drinking Sapphire Wine She chokes, at first, in this new world where she’s been imprisoned. Windows dare to show her air she cannot breathe without a mask, a loop of wire connected to some greater … Continue reading
Introduction to Issue 85 with Seasonal Poem
Introduction to Issue 85 with Seasonal Poem Congratulations to the Pushcart nominees in Poetry for 2022 shown in order of appearance [I am delighted with all the poems published in Abyss & Apex, they are meritorious of recognition. Only the … Continue reading
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The Philadelphia Experiment
John C. Mannone The Philadelphia Experiment When they didn’t come back, we dispatched rescue teams to find them—swept electromagnetic sensors to detect temporal shadows. It was difficult to locate the wreckage with so much lush foliage. But a tall crooked … Continue reading
On the Winter Solstice
Ann Thornfield-Long On the Winter Solstice At the last bit of light I kneel on the cold ground made deep cuts with a claw in the peeling of earth, mix in a mulch of leaves, crushed from my restless feet … Continue reading
Black Holes in Therapy
Rose Menyon Heflin Black Holes in Therapy An enraged black hole So unloved by its mother Seeks to consume time Constantly starving Eating disordered black hole Devours the dawn Some distant black hole Very perfectionistic Never satisfied … Continue reading