Are the stars out tonight? (a poem)

Every year, I write a tanabata poem for July 7th…

From this side
the chasm feels infinite

The images I conjure
are weak, almost transparent
worn through

Those streaks
are tears in the canvas
for the stars to fall into

They crowd along the edges
waiting
to dive in

I want to make
a last-gasp, desperate attempt
to reach you

But for all I know
years have passed
and you are sleeping

(6 & 7 July 2021)


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