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Keith Allen Daniels, has been publishing poetry since 1972. His poems have appeared in Asimov's Science Fiction, SomePIG! (an "arachnoid poezine"), Weird Tales, Recursive Angel, Poets of the Fantastic, Narcopolis, Once Upon a Midnight and numerous other magazines and anthologies.


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God's Breath

by Keith Allen Daniels

    To the cadence of My breathing
    all species come and go.
    Consider this disclosure
    an honor I bestow,

    Who once inhaled the trilobites,
    and trilobitten, sneezed.
    The horseshoe crab resulted,
    and long have I been pleased.

    The stuff of exhalation
    Europa now imbrues
    with nascent animations
    emerging from the ooze.

    Just hu, of all My creatures,
    have somehow cheated death.
    Each time I plan hur exit,
    hu take away My breath.