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From a Star I See Everything

one night we slip out
slick as paste and quiet
nighttime stubborn
keep a heat anyhow
sky blurred wit fever
i sweat my kerchief loose

we layin out
we lookin up

we shook wit night wind
we knees up, drift wood.

i say:
what you make a dem stars?
he say:

they just like us.     sizzlin     dead.


From Anarcha Speaks: A History in Poems. Copyright © 2018 by Dominique Christina. Reprinted with permission from Beacon Press, Boston, Massachusetts.


Dominique Christina

Dominique Christina is the author of Anarcha Speaks: A History in Poems (Beacon Press, 2018), winner of the 2017 National Poetry Series.

Date Published: 2018-09-25

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