Pluto’s Heart

‘This cloud-tattooed heart / So carelessly worn / Orbits everything’ /

Would you believe
There is a half-broken heart
Perched on the sleeve
Of the most frigid planet?
This cloud-tattooed heart,
So carelessly worn,
Orbits everything:
Comets, planets,
Enemies, friends.
This heart on ice
Beats a steady trajectory,
Silent and constant
As the brackish blood
That percolates through
Your thin-walled veins
As it climbs back to
Your very own
Cloud-tattooed heart.

Read about Pluto’s heart in this issue.

Julie Sumner is The Behemoth’s poetry editor. Read more of her work at her blog,

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Also in this Issue

Issue 28 / August 6, 2015
  1. Editors’ Note

    Issue 28: Meeting an octopus, Wikipedia’s world, discoveries and poetry on Pluto.

  2. The Aliens in Our Oceans

    An octopus’s thoughts are not our thoughts. /

  3. Random Article

    I put Wikipedia’s promise of a comprehendible world to the test. /

  4. Pluto’s New Horizons

    Facts we learned—and stuff people are wondering about—from the exploration mission so far. /

  5. Wonder on the Web

    Issue 28: Links to amazing stuff /

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