prismatic rays

split the leaves

wrapping me

in a gown of forestry

and swallows call

from sweeping wings

as i recall

how you read to me

a softly billowing canopy

and i remember

how to breathe


I showed my students the Sloan Digital Sky Survey’s flight through the universe today, and they were in awe. It really is amazing to be able to share those moments. It is only the first week of school and I am so tired…but it is the good kind. Rest with me.🌙⭐