Chance Meeting and more art by Sarah Archer

Chance Meeting

This poem is inspired by this quote from Carl Sagan’s Cosmos: “The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.” Dust from supernova explosions provides the material from which new planetary systems eventually form.


Sarah Archer's debut novel, The Plus One, was published by Putnam in the US, and is also available in the UK as How to Build a Boyfriend from Scratch. She is a Black List Screenwriting Mini-Lab fellow who has had material produced for Comedy Central and published short stories and poetry in numerous literary magazines. After living in Los Angeles, where she worked in literary management and TV and film development, she currently lives in North Carolina. You can find her online at, on Twitter at @SarahArcherM, or on Instagram at @SarahArcherWrites.

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