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One With The Universe

By Halle Preneta

I watch as the city rolls past us.

The huge water tower that looms above

just gliding by,

gliding away from my view.

When the plane lifts, I

breathe in slowly with its


Pushes and pulls I can feel

deep within my chest

like walking on a tightrope,


always moving with the motions

of gravity

pushing and pulling me around.

When the clouds embrace me

like an old friend,

I feel one with the sky.

I feel the sun’s yellow bursting from within the blue

inside my chest.

The stars’ white dots speckled on black

and blue nights

like a splatter painting

or like the polka dots on my dog’s

black and white fur,

its softness I haven’t

touched in what feels like years.

I feel like the oxygen molecules

hovering within the air.

Like this plane could crumble

and I would still be able

to survive as I join my

sibling molecules.

Everyone else surviving

off our energetic motion.

Our little party

sustaining whole species,

whole life forms

we haven’t even discovered yet.

Whole planets we

haven’t even found yet,

each of them

having their own little

molecule parties.

The laughs so hard

we lose our breath.

The eyes glowing in wonder

like the stars in the sky.

The dancing like planets

orbiting around axes.

These are the parties

that sustain our lives.

That keep our souls glowing.

Our feet moving, one in front of the other.

That keep us living.

I watch as the clouds roll past us

as the plane guides me home

and breathe.

I am one with the sky,

finally ready for

the party,

the event of the century,

my life

to begin.


Halle Preneta (she/her) enjoys writing short romance, sci-fi, and horror stories along with poetry and gets her ideas from random life experiences and fanfiction. When she’s not writing, she’s either watching YouTube or playing Animal Crossing. She also enjoys theatre, music, and petting her dog and is very passionate about social justice and human rights, especially LGBTQ+ rights. She’s had works published in various literary magazines such as The Hearth Magazine, Write Now Lit, and CP Quarterly and her latest chapbook “The Event Horizon” is currently out with Bullshit Lit. She is also EIC of Tyrian Ink, a press dedicated to publishing chapbooks written by LGBTQ+ youth. Her Twitter handle is @YaTheatreNerd and you can check out more of her work here.


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