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Marina Lee Sable's poems have been published in Voices International, Pirate Writings, Tight, Small Pond, Dreams and Nightmares, Star*Line, Pegasus, and other magazines. This poem first appeared in Star*Line in 1998.

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The Dead Ship

by Marina Lee Sable

Cables stretch in the blackness
that cloaks a starship tracking
the curved line of space.
The dark hole of an accident
punctuates a silver streak
of moonlight --
black socket littered with
the debris of a mistake.

In the shadow of a moon's terminator,
no communication exists
between the living and the dead,
no reincarnation materializes
from old bones.
Yet still the static leaks
from an untuned radio
under the nebulous spine of night.