Stellar Blues

do the stars know the names
by which we call them?

the hubristic and temporary,
label the unthinkably ancient
with quick mouth sounds
and fading pen-scratches.

will they mourn
when we are gone?

would they say:

“nice try, two-legs;
you had one chance
at planetary survival
and missed it
by not paying attention.”

would but those who did pay
had more power than
only the will
to shout


and make it stick.

4 comments for “Stellar Blues

  1. audrey
    2023.08.17 at 0351

    lov-er-ly as always.

  2. Kathryn Hildebrandt
    2023.08.17 at 1843


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