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(listen to audio version by clicking on title)
If I pushed through this mortal cage
flew out past the atmosphere
to find you
my chalky friend
would you reach through the icy crust
wet from your briny ocean
your extremophile heart
growing larger from the contamination
of an all too early touch.
Would it be enough
in the transitory evolution of your life
to link up
our temporarily compatible minds
dancing through the lava flows of Io.
Could you teach me
Jupiter's magnetic field
raining onto the surface of Ganymede.
When we part ways
kissing goodbye on Callisto
would you cry Gallilean tears
against my endless female needs
for atmospheres, oceans
while you, older, stronger
a momentary connection
like an unscratched itch
in my forgotten past.