Men Are From Marshttps://i0.wp.com/barrenmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/skylight.jpg?fit=1920%2C1440&ssl=119201440Mia HermanMia Hermanhttps://i0.wp.com/barrenmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/miaherman.jpg?fit=96%2C96&ssl=1
Our baby would have been
a bright star, I tell him
one morning after
the miscarriage, though
I don’t think he picks up
on the tense, the way would have been
like someone shattering
against my sides
as I set sail for the blood
moon. The oxygen is thin up here, is what I mean
to say as I drift further.
Or maybe, You will never bring me back down to earth now that I’ve seen the stars up close.
Mia Herman is a writer and editor living in Queens, NY. Her poems have appeared in or are forthcoming in the Bellevue Literary Review, Foliate Oak, F(r)iction, and Third Coast, and her nonfiction work earned an Honorable Mention in the 2014 Tom Howard / John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Hofstra University and serves as the Creative Nonfiction Editor for F(r)iction as well as the Outreach Director for Brink Literacy Project. When she’s not writing or editing, Mia is most likely a) curating road trip playlists, b) watching obscene amounts of reality TV, or c) setting her friends up on blind dates.