The Boats of Abydos
Ann K. Schwader
The boats of Abydos set sail each night
Beyond that last horizon underground
Fourteen ka-spirit vessels gliding slow
Unhampered by the mud-brick of their graves,
A silent crowd of lesser shadows waits,
Knowing the ones they died for were no worse
Past prayer or comfort through these twelve dark hours
Ann K. Schwader is an active member of both SFWA and HWA. Her new chapbook of horror & dark SF verse, Architectures of Night, is available now from Dark Regions Press. Strange Stars & Alien Shadows, her first dark fiction collection, is now available in eBook & POD versions from Lindisfarne Press.
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