Black Petals Issue #95 Spring, 2021

The Higher Dimensions
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The Higher Dimensions

 

David C. Kopaska-Merkel

 

 

Formless shapes,

unsettling sensations,

the memory of vast entities

that change their shapes, or move.

 

Coming to,

at first you’re stiff,

your joints ache, but soon,

movement in eyes’ corners,

a plucking at one's garments,

a disturbance of the bowels,

the feeling that

someone just left as you entered,

their nearly remembered name.

 

 

David C. Kopaska-Merkel assumed human form in the 50’s. As a cover, he edited Star*line in the late ‘90s, and won the Rhysling award (long poem) in 2006 for “The Tin Men” (a collaboration with Kendall Evans). His poetry has been published in venues including Asimov’s, Strange Horizons, Polu Texni, Primate Cuisine, & Night Cry. He has written 31 books, and edits Dreams and Nightmares magazine; @DavidKM on Twitter.

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