Diversions

Stardust, 2015 Poetry Editor’s Choice Award Winner

By Britt Viergever, Contributor

Photo courtesy of Eric Clammage

Photo courtesy of Eric Clammage

I learned in biology class

that the material that makes

the great coral reefs

is the same that makes our

skeletons.

 

And I couldn’t stop thinking.

I thought about how God

must have kept star dust

on His holy fingers

as he knitted our human forms.

 

That the brightness behind

your glorious smile

must have the traces

of millennia old goldmines.

 

That maybe my joints

are bound together

by some antediluvian strands

of comet tails.

 

So at the beginning of time,

as the constellations sped away from each other

and went on to fleck the freckles on our faces

they must have waited for us

to come back together.

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