I lay with a star
Once slung in Leo’s constellation,
Once tamed by nature’s shape,
Once and for all a version of modernity
And now at last at home.
She lays with a fool
Once eagerly awaited by the crowd,
Once fruit strewn by another,
Once upon a time a fairy tale’s saviour
Now in awe of his own.
We lay upon the ground
Once proud to see us sliding by,
Once kicking evolution’s loss,
Once happily ever after ended when
It was left alone.
It lays against the grain,
One heart of matter’s vacuum surge,
Once spat out of dust particles,
Once a moment of the sky and soon to
Return to its dome.