a metaphor that is (a dying star)

in the clarity
of
a sultry night

I see the stars
by smoke
unveiled

betelgeuse
they say
is growing red
before
its dying

I can’t see that
can’t see beyond
the map
that warns
of fire
down below

but I watch the stars
I watch
and wonder
which
is betelgeuse

which one
is red
and dying
is it somewhere near
mount buffalo

somewhere near
merrimbula
or
mogo

maybe batlow

maybe
anywhere
at all
that is terrestrial

maybe
betelgeuse
is just
a metaphor

~

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