by Jacob Allgeier

He wanted to be an astronaut. The stars in the vast galaxy were just beckoning his domination. “Shoot for the them,” his mother would say, for she knew he could hit them all. Every one has collapsed, for he has conquered the speckled plain, the veins of constellations in the sky. Floating through the air he sees them, those entrancing lights he always dreamed of becoming a part of, and feels on top of the world. He wishes to never come down from this high, this dream where he can do the impossible, living in infinite joy, and dying peacefully as a shining spark that will never dim.


Jacob Allgeier is currently studying at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida for a B.A. in Creative Writing and a B.A. in Literature. You can follow him on his Tumblr.