Size / / /

Seem to haunt this icy REM fugue of mine

The pixilated arcs of a black box imagery

That pours freely through my damaged skull

And feeds the wireless archive of my mems

Of skirmishes fought and burning planets

And rows of literally heartless gypsy women

Pining for the stars in spaceport bars

And too the instruments of dark mercy

That kept me stitched and battle starched

So dull the brightness down a tich

Sharpen the noise and she's still alive

A wraith so poised and willful at trail's end

That her hair glowed like rogue electrons

Twining around those almond nuclei




Robert Frazier is the author of eight previous books of poetry, and a three-time winner of the Rhysling Award for poetry. He has won an Asimov's Reader Award and been on the final ballot for a Nebula Award for fiction. His books include Perception BarriersThe Daily Chernobyl, and Phantom Navigation (2012). His 2002 poem "A Crash Course in Lemon Physics" was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Recent works have appeared in Asimov's Science Fiction, Dreams & Nightmares, and Strange Horizons. His long poem "Wreck-Diving the Starship" was a runner-up for a 2011 Rhysling Award. He can be reached by email at raf@nantucket.net.
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