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August 2019
 
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Dark

by Ivanka Fear


Dark falls from the sky
entombing all below
as she slips from the confines
of her box.

She searches the stars,
seeks out the moon,
looking for answers,
watching for signs.

Dark flows around her
and guides her to the edge
as her red eyes adjust
to the alien world.

She ventures past
where the sidewalk ends
where the streetlights end
where the end of the town's civilization
lies beckoning.

Dark follows her shadow
leaving no sign of her presence
as she disappears into the void
of space.


2019 Ivanka Fear

Ivanka Fear is a retired teacher and a writer from Ontario, Canada. Her poems and short stories appear in or are forthcoming in Spadina Literary Review, Montreal Writes, Commuterlit, Spillwords, Canadian Stories, Adelaide Literary, October Hill, Scarlet Leaf Review, Lighten Up, Polar Borealis, Bewildering Stories, The Sirens Call, and Utopia Science Fiction.

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