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

11 | Midwife Astronomers by John Grey

collisions in space
new planet under watch
of midwife astronomers

x-ray eyes
romance a washout
women just bones

central deep space time
turn clocks back one hour
what’s an hour?

green-scaled three-eyed baby
suckling at the breast
of the only mother that can love it

floating in space
face cast dark
by earth’s own shadow

John Grey

John Grey is an Australian poet, US resident, recently published in Sheepshead ReviewPoetry Salzburg Review and Hollins Critic. Latest books, Leaves On PagesMemory Outside The Head and Guest Of Myself are available through Amazon. Work upcoming in Ellipsis, Blueline and International Poetry Review.