Distilling wonder into a few choice words.
by Betsy James
Your two-penny face,
bright as your father's,
by Shveta Thakrar
So red this rose
Brambles burst from my mouth
(Stammers strangled into sterile silence)
by WC Roberts
Striding tall on spider legs it scans the regolith
the ping of refined metal set off
antenna disk cocked upward
By Adele Gardner On high-ozone days, we all wear masks, Filtering what air there is to breathe, Supplementing it from oxygen tanks. Still, it pays to walk Slowly. Owls do not have masks. We keep them in a room With potted trees and recycled air And VR walls simulating night That emit a jaguar's warning [...]
By David Falkinburg There’s an open wound across the sky bleeding stars waiting to be bandaged with paper and ink. Fire ashes smoke towards it from a tired history smoldering wanting hope from those stars. Have we forgotten what’s above us? Put down your earthen weight and all those retrograding problems and worn out words [...]
By Changming Yuan A whole box of human hearts, each Still pulsing like a fresh-skinned toad Two rows of shining skeletons of unknown gods All with fingers longer than legs, skull-sized toes Three sets of enchanted knives, possessed By evil spirits (need sharpening) Four giant alarm clocks, guaranteed To wake the dead in a five-mile [...]
By F.J. Bergmann — A moment of perspective that shows how other beings may interpret our arrival.
By Kendall Evans — The mysteries of the ocean are held in tension with the mysteries of space.
by Jacqueline Seewald — An expert in the language of DNA strives for perfection.
by WC Roberts — Information floats on a current of knowledge that extends to the stars.