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Scorn her screams,
those wailing radio waves

warning of the hole
in the galaxy's heart.

Worthless to waste grief
on ancient tragedies.

Repudiate her testimony
of mass assassination,

her lone voice speaking
for the silenced stars.

Mary Soon Lee was born and raised in London, but now lives in Pittsburgh.  She has won the Rhysling Award and been nominated for the Elgin Award for her poetry.  “The Sign of the King” is part of her epic fantasy about King Xau, more of which may be read at
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