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Star Stuff


Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

~for Carl Sagan

Christine walks to the church every Sunday.
Sometimes she detours, gets lost
in the shadowy dance of light and leaves
and the steady click-clock, click-clock rhythm
of her heels on the sidewalk.
Sometimes she brings her Bible,
but she doesn’t read it. She goes to go.
She likes to wear her favorite black dress,
the one with the little red flowers along the hem
that remind her of grandma’s…



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Jay Sizemore

Jay Sizemore

Provocative truth teller, author of 19 poetry collections. Cat dad. Dog dad. Currently working from Portland, Oregon. Learn more at: