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Introduction to Silver Blade Poetry: Issue 16

Introduction to Silver Blade Poetry: Issue 16

  Welcome to our latest issue of Silver Blade poetry. We present an eclectic mix of literary speculative poetry. We encourage our poets to provide audio voice recordings; most of them did. In this issue, we interview Changming Yuan, our Featured Poet. He is extremely prolific and some of his favorite work is speculative poetry. [...]

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On the Recycling Day

On the Recycling Day

One neighbor took out a blue box
Full of cat skulls and dog legs
Rather than glass or plastic bottles

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Expanding

Expanding

A fragile front page
Of last year’s newspaper
Falling down from nowhere

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Morning Mists

Morning Mists

Unable to endure constant burning
The suffering souls finally find their ways
Out of the topsoil, trying
To rise together
With the summer sun

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At an Autumn Auction

At an Autumn Auction

This pair of human hands used to belong to
Neither da Vinci, nor Mozart, nor Napoleon

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Rioting

Rioting

As giant ants march ahead in nightly arrays
Demonstrating against the ruling humans

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The Plague Tree

The Plague Tree

When Eve bit the apple she bit hard
hard enough to get a mouth full of seeds

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Planet of the ________________

Planet of the ________________

The Martians compare their faces to chimpanzees.
They lift rectangular screens to theirs and see

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A Cautionary Note from the Time Thief

A Cautionary Note from the Time Thief

Once I slice the elongated orb
of tomorrow’s shadow or open

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Tinsel Rose

Tinsel Rose

You fly back to me in this firefly June,
on a night as moist as water in a childhood glass,
a chalice smooth and tall and silver-lipped,