Map to the Stars


"What is it, a letter?"

No silly -

It is a map to the stars.

sheets of rain slides over the air

like ice cubes pressed to their cheeks

huddled and shivering pretending they're okay

the water dripping from her limbs

underneath society's doorway

he pressed the drawing in her hand

after inspection she asked bemused

"What is it, a letter?"

the boy looked at her with a crumpled smile

& he kissed her rain stained cheek

no silly –

he whispered.

it's a map to the stars.