Aphelion Issue 281, Volume 27
March 2023
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I Dream of Rings

by A. J. Huffman

of gold, blazing
atmospheric anomalies calling
me. Saturn's embrace,
waiting to welcome me to their fold.
There I dance, uninhibited
by the laws of physics, and therefore,
the physical necessities of life support.
I am my own
momentarily alien self, skimming
solar systems with a flip
of my hair . . . Flash forward
fifty light years. I am queen
of a recently discovered star,
a purple-skinned princess
touched by a sun
on both shoulders, breathing
fire to keep the scales
of my settlement's sentient beings warm.

© 2013 A. J. Huffman

A.J. Huffman is a poet and freelance writer in Daytona Beach, Florida. She has previously published six collections of poetry all available on Amazon.com. She has also published her work in numerous national and international literary journals. She has is the editor for six online poetry journals for Kind of a Hurricane Press (www.kindofahurricanepress.com). Find more about A.J. Huffman, including additional information and links to her work at http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000191382454 and https://twitter.com/#!/poetess222.

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