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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 Pirate Writings in 1997.

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by Marina Lee Sable

One last moonrise melts
in the nebulous night
of memory strands,
dark chimeras drifting
toward a fluxing future.
Retrorockets ignite
a fission of wailing walls
inside a fiery ion glow
that splits
an alien atmosphere
down destiny's dark
selvage spine.
The midnight lands
summon the silent sleepers
to the shadowy realm
of a penumbra.