[half the stars live]

[half the stars live]

[half the stars live] 1200 1600 N.V. Lott

half the stars live
within you,
somewhere between the throat
and stomach.
you are gilded from the inside
like flashlights
under a sheet.
we read the hands we
were given
and put whispered wishes upon our
from a house too far
to really hear,
and we try very hard
not to listen

Header photograph © Karin Hedetniemi.

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