Castaway Bar: 1967
by Marge Simon
enters blinking back the dark
time travel was a means
nurses his drink as if seeking salvation
TV stuck on
hell of it for him
liquid rhythm of the waves
This poem first appeared in Speculon in 2001.
Copyright © Marge Simon 2001
Photo Copyright © Eric Marin 2004
About the Author:
Marge Simon freelances as a writer, poet, and illustrator. Her poetry, fiction, and art have appeared in hundreds of publications, including Amazing Stories, Nebula Awards 32, Tomorrow, Space & Time, The Pedestal Magazine, and Strange Horizons. She is former president of the Science Fiction Poetry Association and currently edits its newsletter Star*Line. She also edits a column for the HWA Newsletter, "Blood & Spades: Poets of the Dark Side."
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