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"love poem for an astronomer" by Eva Valenti

the moon burned through a jungle of sky

through an eternity of space, and i

was unwilling, or unable, to confront it

but your scientifically impossible eyes

dared to read light that no man had tread before

and sew it into meaning

a small step in your exploration of the astros but

one great leap for love poetry:

you gave me the moon in a pearl earring

it wore itself glowing next to my mind

brutally silver, the impossible eye

of human bewilderment



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