Treasure Island

Jennifer Chang

(New Jersey / United States)

Field Guide to the Night Sky


No one witnesses
the history of light.
The sky litters itself
with dust and I'm unsettled
by the steadfast burn
of thinking.
The night sky reaches
inside me,
I am sleepless
waiting for each star
to cross
into its corner, flower
then dim.
I do not believe
in paradise:
to flower, then dim.

Submitted: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Edited: Tuesday, July 15, 2014

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