i can't name the stars, don't know constellations
either, but you are closer than the sun to me
and when astronauts look out at the earth,
when they connect our dots,
they'll say "look, over there,
those two stars? a constellation.
the arrow through earth's heart"

you can't drown in space
it's a scientific fact

then together they said softly

around us the moon is floating

kiss me, you silly girl

kiss me, you silly girl

somewhere out there is the gentle whispering of stars
and the crashing of waves
and the low groan of a moon moving through trees

tiny kisses springing from
the mouth of fishes
covered over knees
and wishes?