CONSTELLATIONS

The stars are bright tonight, love,

Wheeling through time and space.

We'll ride the silver horses, love,

Star-stunned shards of lace.

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Through quasars and winking nebulae,

Flashing diamonds bright.

Merry-go-round overdrive,

Our soaring souls in flight.

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We'll find Venus in her golden girdle,

Mars in his scarlet shell.

Andromeda combs her aqua hair

Where pungent Pleiades dwell.

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Then wing ourselves past quantum seas

And beaded velvet skies.

We'll ride the flux and lumen waves,

Our dark and burning eyes.

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My tears will be your pillow,

My words your heady wine.

The stars will shine our stellar love,

Those winking silver shrines.

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And if we bit the sun, my love,

What would our horses say?

If we could fix the static stars,

Dim the jewelled lamps grey?

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And if our souls should shatter,

Go nova in the dark,

Like lights on city windows:

Scintillate-spark-

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I'll stand you on the Northern Star,

Goddess of glitter sand.

And you'll ride the silver horses, love,

Constellations in your hand.