Astronomy

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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 starsβ€”
though one or two may be falling

even now.

Jim Daniels is the author of numerous poetry books, including the recent Rowing Inland, Wayne State University Press, and 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.

 

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Art Credit: James Ducat, Camellias. 2016

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