The Perfect Poem … Tribute, by J.A. Grier

The Moon, that grey egg
rolls smoothly in my palms,
its crisp shell smelling
of ink and paper. A marcasite
myth. Resisting impact it
refuses to crack, to release
its silver yolk, sticky on the hands.
It’s not until I kiss it lightly, then
it opens, spilling glitter on
my skin in calligraphic stains
that need no translation.


J.A. Grier is a scientist, educator, poet, and fiction writer who loves hiking, wine tasting, arts and crafts, and cats.  Dr. Grier’s poems and stories have been published in venues such as:  Mad Scientist Journal, Liquid Imagination, Eye to the Telescope, Mirror Dance, and an anthology of the Maryland Writer’s Association entitled Life in Me Like Grass on Fire.  She shares posts and tweets of astronomical facts and strange fictions at and @grierja on Twitter.

Posted on December 21, 2016, in Issue 19: Speculative Poetry and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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