Aphelion Issue 295, Volume 28
June 2024 --
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They Didn’t Tell

by Gary Davis

Stars in the chill void of space
bear witness from infinity.

Clouds thousands of feet high
sail and blow by leisurely.

Frothing tides roll in and roll out,
wet and dry this small rocky isle.

Crabs and critters scamper and dig.
They leave naught but a sandy pile.

Below earth and sky, silence runs deep.
Ten dead pirates, forgotten they sleep.

© 2024 Gary Davis

Gary Davis loves all things classic horror. He has published poetry, including haiku, in Aphelion, The Vampire’s Crypt, Tales of the Talisman, Bloodbond, Illumen, Scifaikuest, Star*Line, Tales from the Moonlit Path, Spaceports & Spidersilk, The Hungur Chronicles and a sci-fi anthology, Kepler’s Cowboys (2000-2024). He has also published ten short stories, mostly about Halloween and vampires (2016-2024).

Find more by Gary Davis in the Author Index.