skin to sky

Orion’s Belt a line of stiff soldiers,

the delicately curving handle of the Big Dipper

pointed towards her North Star

and Ursa Major peered around her shoulder.

Alpha Centauri dotted her cheek and

all was well in my universe.

then a star went

s u p e r n o v a ,

catastrophe in a budding solar system,

debris spread across the galaxy–

explosion

          radiation

destruction

          isolation

i watched our universe collapse.

her skies went dark.

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