Saturday, August 13, 2011

The Morning Reading: "Here is the star cage."

Perseid Shower
by Gary Short

Meteors break
through the late-summer night,

white blossoms scattering, furiously.
They don’t make a noise,

at least none
that we can hear.

They disappear in all directions
signifying desire

and its difficulty.
There. The half-moon floats

thin and translucent
as an insect’s wing. We say the moon is

even as it wanes.

So much longing. . .
to witness the unfolding

across distance. How we must look
to anyone watching.

Here is the star cage.
Here the still life with black clock.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Love this! Thanks.

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