Vox Populi: A Public Sphere for Politics and Poetry
Last night I saw you in the Valley of Stars.
“Ghost country”, you called it,
As you floated through the rock formations like a prophet in love with the loss of gravity,
Or a poet seeking a vanished metaphor.
When I asked if you knew the name of the star whose fall to earth had created this miracle,
You smiled and said the name of your favorite poet,
And then a second time,
Copyright 2017 Kareem Tayyar
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