Geminids

no one’s as human

as you are


you know that you are 

the most other


how can I compete

with yourself 


the world is full of signs

if you are looking for signs


see the sky like a dark

canopy tented 


with an ineffable

linchpin


see the sky like a bowl

with the geminids


white seeds plummeting

around the basin


one quick wish

make it good


have you ever felt

the edge 


of another’s loneliness

looming at you


like an unlooked

-for shore


like an iceberg

in the otherwise


empty empty sea


what is that

vast continent


and how can I 


I have 


star-gazing

is a trying


is a sending at 

some vague coast


and the geminids

like flares


some light to see by


-Emma Catherine Perry

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