Michael Pereckas CC
I saw the moon tonight above the kitchen door // walking into the garden & looking up //
I counted friends // seven stars winked // I doubted them for a second // or a decade //
like they’ll disappear like 40 // & I’m trying to make 50 feel something new //
not so long ago // these numbers would leave // I hold them up out of the blues //
I said to Cynthia I’m quizzing stars // going back might be a great idea
cubic zirconia is real sometimes to get through the day // & maybe // just maybe //
random is good to see in the sky // the world is just fuzzy right now
& that man & his toys could blow our stars out // what do I know?
there’s always cubic zirconia
Adura Ojo is a British-Nigerian Poet & Storyteller resident in the UK. Her work has appeared in Acumen, Paris Lit Up, The Rialto, The Stockholm Review of Literature & a host of other publications. She is author of a full length poetry collection: Life is a woman Breaking Eggs. Her chapbook, Mania is due to be published later this year by WRR publishers. She is currently working on a couple of essays & a memoir.
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