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man made machine god

Russell Nichols man made machine god   and in the beginning man made machine in his own image. man made machine a carbon copy made of chrome and circuitry and sensors. man made machine learn how to learn on its … Continue reading

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Simulation says…

Brian Hugenbruch Simulation says…   The simulation tells me that the last of the humans passed some fifty years ago: that those who choked to death on stagnant air were lucky, for others tore themselves apart for scraps of sustenance. … Continue reading

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What Now Mombasa?

Warren Brown What Now Mombasa? She wrote a poem on the Star Bar That legend which sits in Kenya like a fat rich brawler who made his bucks in shady deals And she put Joachim in it black as time’s … Continue reading

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Worlds Colliding  

Jennifer Silvey Worlds Colliding         Atmosphere folds into atmosphere: the graveyard free falls into the castle. Tombstones rain down from the sky and pound the roof. Coffins tumble down marble stairs; skeletons spill out and pile together. Angelic statues fall … Continue reading

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Tell Me Yesterday

Jennifer L. Collins Tell Me Yesterday   I expected the moon             (to have fur, gray and luminous to be walked on and tripped upon like a carpet drowned and             then surfaced into something more real than an ocean in this … Continue reading

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Choices

Toti O’Brien Choices You watch memory uncoil and rise like a spire of smoke, camphor-scented a curtain in reverse lifting upwards from the carpet, systematical, quiet then suddenly but not unexpectedly (you have witnessed this before oh so many times) … Continue reading

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Electronic Alexandria

Jack Fobean Electronic Alexandria   Honestly, the anthropocene was a mockery. Traded off the forests in a pact with Mephistopheles. Exchanged for paper bands, oxygen’s a lost cause and glacial flows done rocked the oceans. Bro, lock and load. Nobody … Continue reading

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Graffiti Goddess 

Noel Sloboda Graffiti Goddess  Rainbow-born, she is a smile splitting open the serious mask city fathers pin to the face of sunrise. “Hoodlums” and “vandals” are just a few of the names city fathers call her priests— but the devout … Continue reading

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Entropy Conquers All

Steven Stampone Entropy Conquers All        after Shakespeare’s Sonnet 116 So many poets have compared true love to constant stars fixed firmly in the sky, proclaiming, like the heavens high above, an earthly passion that could never die. But … Continue reading

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Introduction to Poetry, Issue 79

Introduction to Poetry, Issue 79 Congratulations to our poets from across the states (and Mexico) appearing in the summer issue of Abyss & Apex. You will enjoy a variety of work from traditional to contemporary, including experimental forms. There are … Continue reading

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