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a near earth object

Posted to Poetry

the earth in its stellar womb
a peaceful sky resonates sleep
under the stars of a distant memory
we don't try to comprehend.
we take it all for granted,
the history of those twi lights
but last night at a bar
of all places
i walked out from beneath
artificial light with my pints
to be born again in the presence
and luminescence
of a star shooting by so fast
that i could only make out
that most sparkling of features

her eyes

before she disappeared
around the horizon's
bitter bend.