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The New Gods of the House

Ben Berman Ghan The New Gods of the House For Jack Kirby Once, there were old gods sleeping in the house: Waking, drinking, fighting, fingers dragging into the flesh of our backyard of drought — Molding clay faces, baby maws … Continue reading

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Hal 9000 and David’s space honeymoon is over

Robert Fleming Hal 9000 and David’s space honeymoon is over: a post-pandemic movie re-entry to Space Odyssey 2001 Dave             Let me re-enter Hal               I’m sorry Dave, I’m afraid I can’t do that Dave             Can’t breathe Hal               I lip-read … Continue reading

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Fountain Found in an Abandoned Garden

Tristan Beiter Fountain Found in an Abandoned Garden A summer sung, the body of the burnished, bright, youth, electrum coursing through his veins— dashed glass eyes, sharp, every fragile facet flashing. Greenery exploding to fill the gaps in his holy … Continue reading

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The Eternal Call of Wild Women

Albert N. Katz The Eternal Call of Wild Women Has it not always been like this             ghostly lights thin voices heard through the trees             half seen/half dressed a … Continue reading

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Follow the Meandering Path

Beth Cato Follow the Meandering Path to be nine-years-old at my first-ever full-weekend family reunion smothered and suffocated by Avon-perfumed hugs and endless inane commentary about how big I was then, when I thought things couldn’t get worse dragged to … Continue reading

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Becoming, not being

Richard Magahiz Becoming, not being   gracetime grains of dog-bodies scull  in  precious cream                                                      … Continue reading

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The Little Match Girl Burns It All Down

Gretchen Tessmer The Little Match Girl Burns It All Down cedar smoke has smoldered up the mountain a serpent coiled in red is at her feet the girl who burns it down is on her knees sparking flames before a … Continue reading

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As I Tremble Watching My Son Sleep By The Sea

David Luntz As I Tremble Watching My Son Sleep By The Sea He knows he must always step into a rainbow through its center. This is one of the many lessons the sea has taught him. He is only four … Continue reading

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Introduction to Abyss & Apex Poetry Issue 80

Introduction to Abyss & Apex Poetry Issue 80 Dear Readers: As usual, expect to enjoy an eclectic blend of fine speculative poems, some are experimental, others narrative, all enjoyable. It’s always a thrill for me to see work from around … Continue reading

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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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