The Distance between Stars

Not quite awake, I turn, reach an arm
through outer space

I do not know yet
I do not know


but O how plump hope was, how well fed!
then an ankle, a calf, the arch of a foot
vanished up a spiral stair

and O how

whole galaxies pass through each other—
so large the distance between stars
as they hurtle through space


But I do not know this yet.

Michaela Ridgway
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