The Sudden Death of Stars

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A few lines to mark the Lenten season.

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The Sudden Death of Stars

one contemplates
the sudden death of stars
light breaks up, dissipates
and darkness moves in
to become what is missing.

I realise that the sky,
with this one void is not left empty,
other stars blink their brightness
tawdry as whores in sequins
all hours of the day.

death is as cheap, my love.
we shuffle bodies as we utter promises,
and each night we look to the skies
to whisper wishes to the stars
but only the darkness hears.

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