Three Stars, Banished from their Galaxies, Explode in Deep Space

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Three Stars, Banished from their Galaxies, Explode in Deep Space

 

So the universe itself practices the art of exclusion.

From the bed of my truck, sixteen miles from the nearest stoplight,

I am without companionship but feel

 

anything but alone — a part of me mesmerized by fireflies

winking in and out between hickory branches

and their more constant cousins, so far beyond.

 

And it may just be the beer, but gradually the stars flicker in synch

with the stridulation of the crickets. Somewhere,

millions of light years away, someone sees

 

a black void overhead, bereft of stars

because their galaxy told their sun It’s not you, it’s me

so long before their life began. Imagine

 

how lonely it must be

if they lack lightning bugs.

 

 

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One response to “Three Stars, Banished from their Galaxies, Explode in Deep Space

  1. This is my very favorite one! I am moved to tears.

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