Spring 2019 Poetry

Introduction to Silver Blade Poetry, Issue 42 (May 2019)

Introduction to Silver Blade Poetry, Issue 42 (May 2019)

The slate of poets in this issue maintain the level of excellence you have come to expect and enjoy.

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Rapunzel Decides

Rapunzel Decides

At marriage knell, my hair thickens and I no more scissor at the mirror, my barber grandfather

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Ode to the Artistic Temperament

Ode to the Artistic Temperament

Awake at dawn, Medusa feeds her hair With mice she raises specially beneath The kitchen sink, her landlord unaware.

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Mendacity with Colored Sprinkles

Mendacity with Colored Sprinkles

Five sex changes. You could call me indecisive. I keep all the old parts in big hand-blown glass jars in the bay window of the breakfast nook

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Troubled Times are Turning

Troubled Times are Turning

We follow footprints disappearing Into the wet alien sand That shimmers beneath three moons’ sheen

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At the end this sand coming by covers you with soft flowers that long ago dried as footsteps

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the NHK guy

the NHK guy

the NHK guy comes through the electric security fence that hovers around my door

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They brought us the cure for H-loss

They brought us the cure for H-loss

I was born with a thick head of black hair: my father’s.

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When the Last Religion

When the Last Religion

When the last religion confesses its atrocities through the ages and shuts down shop for good,

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Martian Snow

Martian Snow

Though new data now suggests snowstorms may rage on Mars

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Spring 2019 Stories

The Dead Song

The Dead Song

The Dead Song

They call it the Cairn. According to map and High Command, my Station covers over four days of blasted desert and rock. The only things living out here seem to be the whip-vine, red-heels, and me.

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I Hate Mars

I Hate Mars

I Hate Mars

I hate Mars. Mars sucks! I mean Mars really sucks! Screw this damned planet and everything on it. And if by any chance anyone ever gets to read this remember: I hate Mars!

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The Foxfire Document

The Foxfire Document

The Foxfire Document

Analysis of the document and its possible links to the ongoing epidemic, as well as the epidemic’s potential development into a global pandemic, follow the transcript itself.

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The final hypotheses of Professor G

The final hypotheses of Professor G

The final hypotheses of Professor G

When his legs weakened again without warning, Professor G’s mind turned to his latest hypothesis. Quick: what had he been thinking about?

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Spaceship X Has Seconds to Live

Spaceship X Has Seconds to Live

Spaceship X Has Seconds to Live

The spaceship into which his body had been incorporated for weeks had started to reject him, eliminating him like a disease, reducing his neural relays to a smell like burning hair and ozone.

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