Knowing your ancestry is nothing more than just “genetic astrology” according to Sense About Science.

Half moon daylight.

Your spiraled hues
are water bred —
by light of air
in heart and head.

Your fingerprints
write novellas:
mountain peaks and
lowland deltas.

Your connections
are concentrics
rings on Saturn,
Mars’ electrics.

Fortunes and facts
get buttonholed.
Your life in stars
is truth foretold.

NOTE: Also see a short story I wrote “World Times News” at

It is about a time, in the year 4001, when humanity has reached total genetic dilution. It’s the future of diversity in a world where there will still be stars to guide us.



Mary L. Holden

A constantly evaporating editor and writer. Believer in medium since 2013 when they made me wait for an invitation….