Bridging the Galaxies
by Karen L Newman
We met on an asteroidal dance floor
under a disco ball of stars
formed from glittering confetti
lingering from the Big Bang party.
Our love was a nova
brighter than all Omega Centauri
blinding our fears
blistering our relatives
burning away all sanity
when we as separate species
soon became one
until we multiplied like flies.
Our love gradually faded
as novas always do,
so we scattered to create a complex
bridge of DNA across the galaxies.
My eyes reflected comets crying
in the night as I stared
into space, alone again.
© 2006 Karen L Newman
Karen L. Newman is the author of the poetry
collections EEKU (Sam's Dot) and ChemICKals (Naked Snake
Press). She has over 150 publications in places such as EOTU Ezine, The
Fifth Di, The Martian Wave, The Shantytown Anomaly, and Tapestry. She
won the 2005 Kentucky Mary Jane Barnes Award and received two honorable
mentions in the Eighteenth Annual Collection of The Year's Best Fantasy
and Horror. Please visit her online at
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