December 21, 2017 by The Citron Review
by Jim Daniels
Stiff sea wind clears sky.
Stars sink through cloud’s absence.
On a dark empty beach, our bodies
twist in sweet dark tangle rooted in tides.
Let’s erase constellations.
Or lose that part of us that connects dots.
We do not make wishes on stars—
though one or two may be falling
Jim Daniels is the author of numerous poetry books, including the recent Rowing Inland, (Wayne State University Press), Street Calligraphy (Steel Toe Books), and the forthcoming The Middle Ages (Red Mountain Press). A native of Detroit, Daniels is the Thomas Stockham University Professor of English at Carnegie Mellon University.