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Fragments of Stars

October 15, 2012

by Emma Sovich

 

we made the stars, just let them go one day
a few caught fire
we expected them to return, all of them
they laugh at us each night
our modern constellations
fixtures, navigational jokers
we should have chanted, come back

where it’s so remote the milky way leaps within reach
night isn’t black
it’s luminous
wraps itself around my head

 

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Emma Sovich is an MFA candidate at the University of Alabama, where she edits Black Warrior Review. You can find her work in PANK, Broadsided, and other places.

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