Take My Hand by Lori A Minor & Joshua Gage

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one foot in
another dimension
venus fly trap

          the tentacle’s suckers
          taut on my skin

dark matter–
I wiggle through
a wormhole

          into an expanse of stars…
          lost pilgrims

stopping for a selfie
with a Mars rover

          back home
          to our nightly patterns…
         rogue PSO J318.5-22

Editor’s Note: See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PSO_J318.5%E2%88%9222

BIO: Lori A Minor (she/they) is a queer, disabled, neurodivergent poet and activist. Recipient of more than 15 haikai awards, they are proud to be included in A New Resonance 12 and to have given presentations at Haiku North America (2019, 2021). Lori’s sixth book, Hot Girl Haiku, is now available.

Joshua Gage is an ornery curmudgeon from Cleveland. His newest chapbook, blips on a screen, is available on Cuttlefish Books. He is a graduate of the Low Residency MFA Program in Creative Writing at Naropa University. He has a penchant for Pendleton shirts, Ethiopian coffee, and any poem strong enough to yank the breath out of his lungs.