Astropoetica: Mapping the Stars through Poetry

Starchild

She named them one by one for him
The distant lights
Which illusion made small enough
To fit in his newborn hands.
Polaris and Orion’s Belt,
Cassiopeia and, over there, Venus.
He was more beautiful to her
Than all of them;
Although he did not shine so brightly
He shone with the same light.

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Rebecca L. Brown is a British writer. She specialises in horror, SF, humour, surreal and experimental fiction, although her writing often wanders off into other genres and gets horribly lost. Rebecca has written regular columns for publications including New Old Traditions, Butnu.co.uk and Zombie Command. She currently edits the Pagan Friends Webzine. For updates and examples of Rebecca's work, visit her Twitter page @rlbrownwriter or her blog Bewildering Circumstances.