the magpie sings at midnight (we go around again)

at midnight
a magpie
sings

a low
sweet song

perhaps
it is the herald
of rain

all is dark
yet still she sings
as though
rehearsing

for the day

over
and over
again

~

there are stars
above

there
is the moon

a scudding cloud
scuds past

while I
am drawn to gaze
at the spaces
between each pinpoint
of impossible
light

every night
we go
around

and every night
we spin

a planet
barely balanced
on an axis

~

china
has locked down
a village

it is said
that someone has died
from an old disease

bubonic plague

ha!

who
could imagine
such a thing
would come again

could
still be here
after five hundred
years

still here
and coming around
again

~

we
are poised
you and I
so delicately

we two
and a planet
turning

ready to go
around

go around
again

~

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