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.
If you have any comments on this poem, Michaela Ridgway
would be pleased to hear from you.