Luna Rasa

Ascending the
fluoresced trouble
we rode
past fallen houses,
the newly born caldera:
weaving our forgetting
into the oxidizing
sky, the heaving sunset.

There were nicer worlds
than this anyway, glimmering
rainbow vortices where
we sat and drank
rose-appled nectar
in misshapen light.

But then, silent, in
this place with no need to
speak, we found beauty:
a new landscape by the
careworn fattening moon
ripening and dripping,
laughing in echoed reverie
drinking deep of
the night that arrives
wormed-through with love.


Tiffany Morris is a Mi’kmaw horror/speculative poet from K’jipuktuk (Halifax), Nova Scotia. She is the author of chapbooks Havoc In Silence (Molten Molecular Minutiae, 2019) and It Came From Seca Lake! Horror Poems from Sweet Valley High (Ghost City Press, 2019). She can be found on twitter @tiffmorris or at


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Creator Spotlight:
Tiffany Morris
Author of “Luna Rasa”

1) What inspired you to write this poem?

I spent the summer reading a ton of fairy tales and wanted to incorporate a fairy tale sensibility into a sci-fi setting. Thematically, I wanted to see what different dimensions of happiness can arise when things turn out differently than we may have hoped or expected.

2) What do you hope readers take from this poem?

I was going for a kind of dreamy, effacing tone of loveliness, so hopefully that! Any euphoric side-effects would be bonus, I suppose.

3) To give other writers hope, would you mind sharing with us how many edits and/or submissions this poem has been through?

This was a quick one – just three edits and the rare occurrence of a first-round acceptance!

4) Recommend something to us! This could be a book, a short story, a video game, a project you’ve heard about, something you’re working on,etc. Anything that has you excited and that you want people to know about.

Carrion Blue 555 has a seasons-inspired anthology series coming out next year called Seasons of Rot – it looks amazing from the titles alone! I’m busy preparing my own submissions for it.


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