Aphelion Issue 281, Volume 27
March 2023
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Space Man’s Lament

by Juan Manuel Perez

goodbye pretty whores
with your red skin and six breasts
with your long silk hair

with your supple lips
with your soft conforming hips
oh how I’ll miss you

goodbye pretty whores
who help me forget my life
out here in deep space

out here in the dark
out here in this vast nothing
out here so alone

goodbye pretty whores
and all the great times we had
and all the filled space

and all the great sex
and all the loudness that was
and all beyond this

goodbye pretty whores
even if it was all lies
internal mirage

© 2023 Juan Manuel Perez

Juan Manuel Perez is a Mexican-American of Indigenous descent and the author of multiple books of poetry. Juan currently resides in Corpus Christi, Texas. To learn more about him, visit his offical website at https://www.juanmperez.com/

Find more by Juan Manuel Perez in the Author Index.