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    the intermittent chant

                         of lunar eclipses:

These are the satellites

              in decaying orbits

A bestiary of all those

           who came here before us

Asteroids mathematically

              on track for impact

The names of the gods

           who chose to ignore us

A list of the starships

              decelerating toward us

Kendall Evans is the author of 4 poetry chapbooks: "Separate Destinations" (with David C. Kopaska-Merkel), "Poetry Red-Shifted in the Eyes of a Dragon", "I Feel So Schizophrenic, the Starship's Aft-Brain Said" and "In Deepspace Shadows". His short story "Rufio's Song" appears in the current issue of SPACE AND TIME.
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