Monday 11 November 2019

1 Poem by Hillary Lyon

The Narwhal

you’re fiberglass and paint and whale-song moaning
through climate-controlled museum air
filling empty bottles and shell-shaped ears
with the silt of history     your spiraled tusk
as lethal as the knight's lance     as legendary

as the unicorn's horn     historically unreal
your great needle slid through the fabric
of frigid ocean waters     burst through the broad nets
of incredulous seamen     skewered any and all
disbelief in     God and sea monsters


Hillary Lyon is founder and editor for the Arizona-based independent poetry publisher, Subsynchronous Press. An SFPA Rhysling Award nominated poet, her own poems have appeared in journals such as Eternal Haunted Summer, Jellyfish Whispers, Scfifaikuest, Illya’s Honey, and Red River Review, as well as numerous anthologies. When not writing, she creates illustrations for scifi/horror and pulp fiction publications.

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