Galaxies And Beyond
Melinda Liu, Grade 12, North Sydney Girls High School -
i lost you to stardust
to the universe and the moon and the stars
i lost you across the grandiose of the milky way as it
carried you out of this solar system and
lightyears out of my reach.
together we were like a white supernova
with solar beams of light but-
i think i might’ve mistaken the real you
for something better, or maybe,
i think you might’ve mistaken me for something better.
my heart still orbits around you, but the
planet of your soul only possesses craters in its wake,
and like anything empty you are nothing to me but
a subtraction of the stars.