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

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Poetry by Irina Moga


. . . words falling on my shoulders
like melting snowflakes.

What of love that extends beyond the boundaries
of the visible world?

Your velvety tongue recounts the storyline
of shorelines I know nothing of,
of afternoons
blown away by petals –
glyphs of your allegiance to a forbidden planet,

while I wander through insomniac nights,
and the shivers of an overgrown snow moon
in the backyard.

Will you be with me through this glittering,
through a space of reduction and myths,
– the keyhole to a star?

Irina Moga

Irina Moga is a Romanian-born Canadian poet and author of several poetry books. Her latest collection of poems, Variations sans palais, published with Éditions L’Harmattan (France), was awarded the inaugural literary prize Dina Sahyouni in 2022. Irina’s work has appeared in literary magazines such as: Canadian Literaturecarte-blanchePRISM International online, Foreign Literary JournalPoetry Quarterly, and elsewhere. Find her on Twitter @pictopoems.

Editor’s Note: Irina has been nominated for the 2022 Rhysling Award by the SFPA membership-at-large for a poem published in the debut issue of The Flying Saucer Poetry Review.