loving the moon would be fruitless by Vanessa Maki

imagine being a planet
& making love to the moon
she would make you feel
inadequate

she shines so bright
everyone gets to see her
gets to thirst after her
& no one gets to see you up close
not unless you use a telescope

loving her would be fruitless
she'd always find better
somewhere out there
floating in space

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Vanessa Maki is a queer writer, artist & other things. She’s full of black girl magic & has no apologizes for that. Her work has appeared in various places like Really System & others. She is also forthcoming in a variety of places. She’s founder/EIC of rose quartz magazine & is involved in other spaces as well.  Follow her twitter & visit her site

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