Written by Isabella Melians


i am in love
with the girl from the stars

each night
she dangles her legs
off burning helium,
and throws her laugh
into the shimmering sky

her fingers trace grooves
into Ursa’s hide
as she sings to me,
her songs
of creation
and mortality

her hair tangles
into galaxies
as she dances clumsily,
tripping over meteors, and tumbling into Orion’s embrace

she blows a honey kiss
over her shoulder,
batting stardust-brushed eyelashes at me, at us
before retreating into
her nebula

i am in love
with the girl from the stars