February 8*

lights at night

light posts of our night:

constellation of ski basins above
thin glimmer of vancouver below

point roberts floating
marooned in the void

navigational buoys, blinking blinking
strewn over the black wet unknown

red wink of mt constitution towers
ghostly phosphorescent yard light

all of this
shining at the tiniest center
of an infinite universe
of fleeing stars

*Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The View from Lummi Island.
Photo by Dave Ward

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