Star Dusted Dear, poetry by Catherine Lee at Spillwords.com
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Star Dusted Dear

Star Dusted Dear

written by: Catherine Lee

@jazzpoet1

 

Outside, night with its clouds
obscures the bright light of a waxing
nearly full moon.
Clouds cut against a few stars,
distant ones blinking light
through scudding grey bones
of water vapor.
Some stare back at me,
the human watcher, longing
to converse about molecules
that make up shared dust
of bared bodies.
Others blink incredulous
in stellar audacity.
I could not immerse
in black liquids that night,
joined as I was with all
my dear relatives of starlight.

Jazzcat

Jazzcat

Catherine Lee explores poetry’s percussive jazz voice and social change activism by reading solo and performing with improvising musicians “on poem.” Since 1976, Lee’s multifaceted writing has appeared in small press publications and anthologies, both in print and online. Lee collaborates with media artists to create crossover educational works that traverse thought boundaries. Her annotated jazz-related poetry was featured in the July 2020 "Music" Issue 5 of Northampton Poetry Review, pages 63-74. Multimedia poetry, documentary videos, and radio specials are archived on Soundcloud and VIMEO. She blogs about notable musical/poetic collaborations on Facebook/Jazz Ovation Inn, and markets writing/editing services on Cat at Jazz Ovation Inn.
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