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Poetry

Deep Vision

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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The river god dreams of death by water

Ryu Ando The river god dreams of death by water              Click above link to read poem! ______________________________________________________________________________ Ryu Ando’s writing has appeared in many speculative literature magazines such as Strange Horizons, Pidgeonholes, Liquid Imagination, Zetetic, and more. He has … Continue reading

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Hunger

Kim Goldberg Hunger   All day roaming the Char in search of food, a deep root divined with shank of rebar, this titan beetle wedged between bricks of a roofless school; pencils and other combustibles long removed by stripping blaze. … Continue reading

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The Corn God’s Daughter

Jennifer Crow   The Corn God’s Daughter   Blessed by rain, crowned with sun the god’s child lifts green arms and grows, hair of pale green silk catching every breath of wind, stalk straight, the scent of growth and rich … Continue reading

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