The Starlight SciFaiku Review, Summer 2022 (issue #2)

10 | Hears Architecture by Jean-Paul L. Garnier

a sphere of water
floating majestic, serene
electronics fry

crumbling mountains
slow geological time
no human witness

falling through the void
no reference point in sight
time irrelevant

music for the eyes
a foreign race with no ears
hears architecture

lasers in a sphere
eternal bounce in mirror
all waves collapse

Jean-Paul L. Garnier

Jean-Paul L. Garnier lives and writes in Joshua Tree, CA where he is the owner of Space Cowboy Books, a science fiction bookstore, independent publisher, and producer of Simultaneous Times podcast. In 2020 his first novella Garbage In, Gospel Out was released by Space Cowboy Books and in 2018 Traveling Shoes Press released Echo of Creation, a collection of his science fiction short stories. He has also released several collections of poetry: In Iudicio (Cholla Needles Press 2017), Future Anthropology (currently being translated into Portuguese), Odes to Scientists (audiobook – Space Cowboy Books 2019) and Betelgeuse Dimming (2020). He is a four-time Elgin Nominee and also appeared in the 2020 Dwarf Stars anthology. He is a regular contributor to’s blog, and is the current editor of Star*Line Magazine.