Sealed by Simon Read

My skin is the edge of a universe
Sometimes I look out and see the stars of other universes
Burning madly, beautiful, without reason
I turn my eyes away
I would only go out there in an emergency
Safe inside a second skin, sealed hermetically
Neither an atom in
Nor an atom out

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Simon Read

Simon Read lives in the UK. His work includes short fiction, poetry, lyrics, songs, and word-based artworks. Simon’s work has been published, or is forthcoming, in a variety of magazines including Arlington Literary Journal, Riggwelter, The Blue Nib, Visions, and Unlikely Stories. You can find out more at