Galaxies and Lovers

December 12, 20171 min read

This poem is about the word lover. We rarely use it but it still holds so much power. It describes how you sometimes fear to say it aloud because others may judge you for it—might judge who you have chosen your lover to be.



what other word tastes so sweet

on my tongue


It tingles with delight

happy to form the word

like the wake of your kiss

your skin is my paradise

I could drown in it


You hold entire galaxies inside

with every kiss

you leave stars on my lips


I’m sorry

I keep our love in the shadows

when I know

I have your supernovas hanging

from the corners of my mouth

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Anais Rivero

Aspiring journalist, Latina woman, and film lover trying to stomp the patriarchy with my large combat boots.