The Starlight SciFaiku Review, Spring 2023 (issue #3)

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31. Poetry by Patricia Furstenberg

World Wide Webb

lonely rooster call
till kettle boils, traffic honks
Webb roams the mute sky

in cosmic silence
Webb floats alone. Alone, Ma
watches morning news

morning news explode
wars, earthquakes melt like icebergs
Webb floats through void

after Hubble’s haze
Webb, like Ma’s new spectacles
avoiding mirrors

Tarantula star
a field of bluebells swaying
only for Webb’s lens

Tarantula mist
young stars in blue pose for Webb
like gaggles of girls

Childhood to Finals
caught by Webb’s Tarantula
itsy bitsy tear

new cosmic dust blur
Ma wipes mist from her glasses
in vain

pristine silent snow
snowflakes melt, glaciers melt,
the Queen is dead

Patricia Furstenberg

With a medical degree behind her, writer and poet Patricia Furstenberg authored 18 books imbued with history, folklore, legends. The recurrent motives in her writing are unconditional love and war. Her essays and poetry appeared in over thirty online literary magazines, Patricia being voted the 2022 Spillwords Press Author of the Year. Romanian born, she resides with her family in South Africa.