Galaxy Love

Pisces the feet, and Aries the head,
with the whole body stretched out between,
sky-sculpted shape lovely to the nines.

Step back, back again, for a long view,
but there is no far enough, I think,
for us to truly see her clearly.

Instead, those of us who love the sky
immerse ourselves in details, counting,
naming every slender follicle —

Alcyone, Canes Venatici,
Asellus Astral, Leo Minor,
Mirach and all the stars of pleasure.

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