There’s an ocean of stars inside me
A galaxy that presses at my seams
begging to be released in offering to you

swallow down this stardust world
drink the last drops of my galaxy
and transform it into raw energy
starbursts and explosions
meteor showers and solar flares

I’ll shape them into words
hot, electric, dazzling
and begin the cycle anew

Elyssa Tappero


Elyssa Tappero is a queer pagan who writes about mental illness, spirituality, queerness, nature and disasters, and how it feels to be alive for the end of the world (which is pretty not great). You can find her work at and follow her on Twitter at @OnlyFragments.