Her Lips Were Red in Space

she loves
like lit stars
rides Saturn’s rings
knows Pluto’s heart
plumbs black holes
sprays cosmic dust
she makes
space weather love
the aliens are
there, they love
in the supernovae
and tetrahedra
collapsed stars
are where the
love we can’t see
goes to wait for
antimatter to be-
come matter
the broken parts
and the whole
of love you can’t
see live in the
eleventh dimension
she’s there, so are
you, we, with more
than two arms to
hold all the love



Image Credits: Jim Vance

Maria Mazzenga

Maria Mazzenga lives in Arlington, Virginia and teaches history in Washington, D.C. She holds a Ph.D. in U.S. History, with a concentration in Irish Literature. She’s been reading, writing, and publishing poems for the past 30 years.

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2 thoughts on “Her Lips Were Red in Space

  • December 10, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    Hello Maria this is a wonderful piece. I love when the abstract subject of universe gets intertwined with human feelings.

  • December 11, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    Thanks Lee… I like to imagine the universe as intertwined with human feelings:).


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