Saturday, February 16, 2013

You Teach Me the Night Sky

artwork: sharon auberle

You Teach Me the Night Sky
by Jeanie Tomasko

Don’t say Milky Way
say River of Heaven, stars
like stones, woodsmoke.

No, not stars, say myths
of fire, say Cygnus, say — oh
the sky is filled with

sadness – don’t say sad
say moon, say orange, say —
the moon is an orange

tonight, Love, tonight
Aquarius brings water
for us the sky is

an old god in blue
and a boy with an orange
in his coat pocket.  

~ previously published in Sharp as Want
   (Little Eagle Press)