Markarian 348


Ann K. Schwader

Some galaxy larger than ours next door
just got discovered
a genuine giant
one point three million light-years around

so much
for suburban malls.

No Milky
Way about it: thirteen times bigger
spells trouble
right here in Terra City's
thin backwater spiral arm

no wonder
our flyby saucer trade is a little
off these days.


Author Bio

Ann K. Schwader lives and writes in Westminster, CO. She is an active member of both SFWA and HWA. Her poems have recently appeared in Tales of the Unanticipated, The Magazine of Speculative Poetry, Icarus Ascending, Star*Line, and elsewhere.

Her Lovecraftian dark poetry collection The Worms Remember was published this spring by Hive Press. She will be reading and signing at NecronomiCon in Providence, RI this August.


"Markarian 348" Copyright © 2001 Ann K. Schwader. All rights reserved.
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This page last updated 7-14-01.

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