Aphelion Issue 275, Volume 26
August 2022
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The Escape

by Stephanie Smith

Dimensions hidden in the
bosom of the Milky Way
await the dying sun.
Starseeds dream
of quantum immortality
and tasks left undone.

We are the homeless of the night
clinging to black holes,
holding on to the memories
of a distant planet.

Darkness reigns.
The galaxy wanes.
We make our escape
into Hyperspace
as the universe
collapses on itself.

© 2011 Stephanie Smith

Stephanie Smith is a poet and writer from Scranton, Pennsylvania. Her first poetry chapbook, DREAMS OF DALI, is available from Flutter Press.

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