Surreal collage by Eugenia Loli, poem by Jennie Bailey:
Matilda, your mother told you:
“Never trust boys, trust your instincts.”
And now, in your pretty party dress
you spin. Blindfolded. Trusting.
But the red-haired boy
has pulled back the blind to behold the void.
Four children well-dressed, well-behaved
are complicit with the silence of stars.
You lean forward, arms outstretched,
side-step then shuffle forward.
Crab Nebula, Andromeda await you
and you fall, trusting, into the universe.
Written by Jennie Bailey in response to Stirred Poetry’s workshop which you can find here. Video below ties into the theme of galaxies! More poems and videos will be following. See random facts about the universe here.