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Deadman on the Titanic

by Alicia Adams

Issue 5 :: Winter 2009 (poetry)

Deadman sat atop a smoke stack,
flicking the ash of his cigarette to the deck below
before raising the filter to his blue lips.

A man in a tux with a tight bow tie
stood at the base of the stack and looked up.
"You there," he said, "corpse.
You are an anachronism. You're too early.
You see, the ship's not yet sunk."


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"Deadman on the Titanic" is roughly 245 words.

Alicia Adams is an MFA student at CSU Long Beach.