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–
i watched our universe collapse.
her skies went dark.