Alex Mitcalfe Wilson

Speculative Fiction (from Love Notes)

10 JANUARY

I.

Today I’m working on an article about Speculative Fiction
but there are planets in the sky I’ll never see.

II.

The future is a thing that still means a lot to me.
When I think of space I hear Vangelis
and put my arm around your waist.

 

11 JANUARY

I.

Here at the central library the time is two fifteen.
I can see patterns made of water on the glass in front of me.

II.

There are different conceptions of time and other possibilities,
a planet with a beach that’s made of foam.
When I read it’s like a place that I can go to be with you.

Alex Mitcalfe Wilson is a writer who lives in Auckland. He has previously published in Turbine, Hue&Cry, Pie & JAAM.