December 5*

stars photo by Defrain

up early
not yet a glimmer of dawn
stars shot throughout
the brilliant black sky
—a rare sight here—
holding firm and
whirling in relativity—
through sleep i have
missed most of their dance
and sunblue skies have
masked the rest—
and in this cold and dark
predawn, i fill with
remorse, knowing we witness
such a small sliver

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