Size / / /

It is a single room

with a comfortable chair

& a wraparound window

overlooking the universe.

A man enters

& rolls up his sleeves.

Light is calling.

He becomes immersed

in the creation of new worlds

where life forms blesh

& syzygy is rampant.

Themes from a lifetime

of words on paper.

Pathways, strings.

A game of rooks & bishops

on an expanding board.

Done for the moment

& moments beyond.




Marge Ballif Simon free lances as a writer-poet-illustrator for genre and mainstream publications such as Nebula Awards 32, Strange Horizons, Flashquake, Space & Time, Dreams & Nightmares, Aoife’s Kiss, Dark Regions, Fantasy Magazine, The Pedestal Magazine, EOTU, Tales of the Unanticipated. She has illustrated three Stoker award collections. Her illustrated poetry collection, “Artist of Antithesis” was a Stoker finalist in 2004.
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