“the stars are beautiful, because of a flower that cannot be seen”

tearing out with a few measures of Kuhlau,
she smiles and can’t stop smiling when it’s her being asked,
not the grown-up that
she’s sure she’ll never be. which side does she
get it from, they wonder, and she laughs in their faces because
she isn’t two halves and never has been, she’s a whole that is but will never quite be.
the sky is apple butter tonight,
spiced and smooth, warm and cool at the same time,
and the stars sprinkled through the darkness
are begging her, jump…

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2 responses to ““the stars are beautiful, because of a flower that cannot be seen”

  1. I could love this character.

  2. Pingback: The Stars Are Beautiful (1974) | Old Old Films

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