Offering 44 is now available: We Will Plan Big Things by Mary Stone Dockery.
The dots on the star charts
are the same size as ants trailing
from the kitchen counter
to the back door, the same size
as holes in the mesh screen.
They are the same size
as the moles on your back,
as stars we point to
from the back patio at night.
Your back is the same
silky substance as the sky
contains as many constellations,
I trace each mole
as if the sky begins at my fingers.
Each day we are tugged closer
to the ground, microscopic moments
us touching, that thing you said ,
your back arching over a bed
the ground beneath us trembling
with the weight of clouds, pain, comets –
flung into cosmic distances.
The whites of your eyes
work like gravity,
drawing me in