The Space Cadet Science Fiction Review, Spring 2022 (issue #1)

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Poetry by Joshua Gage

Love in Golubkina Crater: A SciFaiku Rensaku

Venusian dawn
the solar panels’ shimmer
ripples the crater

distant stars
the pilot mutters
something about home

the time it takes
to suit up for EVA–
my heart beat

Venusian fossils
the broadness
of the biologist’s back

gift basket from Earth
the linger of smoke
in the single malt

I trace the constellations
on his shoulders

across the night sky—
my retirement plans