Fair Astraea

If only you saw the world of today
you would claw your eyes out
proving how justice really is blind.
Every rapist walking away a star athlete
every black boy riddled with police-issued bullets
a poison-dipped arrow through your constellary body.
Your stars dim and die like fireflies,
then flare in anger like warning lights.
Will you turn your back on the world?
Or will you, O starry one,
return to Earth and

[Avra Margariti is a queer Social Work undergrad from Greece. She enjoys storytelling in all its forms and writes about diverse identities and experiences. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Daily Science Fiction, The Forge Literary, The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, Argot Magazine, The Arcanist, and other venues. You can find her on twitter @avramargariti.]