Fizzy Star Box by Lorraine Schein

Fizzy Star Box

Lorraine Schein

I kept my star
In a fizzy star box
So it wouldn’t shoot off
And disappear.

Mother astronomy, take me beyond

Like the children running the magic shop,
We live in the occult, not always knowing how
The trick is done.

Nice storm, thanks for the reminder
Of lightning.
Don’t steal my fizzy star box, physicist.


© Lorraine Schein


Lorraine Schein is a New York writer. Her work has appeared in Gargoyle, New Letters, Hotel Amerika, Nonbinary Review, Mad Scientist Journal, Evil Girlfriend Media, and the anthologies Gigantic Worlds, Drawn to Marvel, and Wreckage of Reason. Her poetry chapbook, The Futurist’s Mistress, is available from She used to work at Marvel Comics, and is now working on a graphic novel.