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Waiting Supernova

written by: Em Collins

@1843miles

 

you’re like a once
every 4 ½ billion years,
and i’ve waited—
like a protostar waits
to go supernova—
for you.

you’re where
the corners learn
to turn
abruptly
and the dead ends
remind themselves
that sometimes
they need to turn
around
and try again.

sometimes
i need
to try
again.

and sometimes
a planet
needs
to get hit
by an asteroid
a few times
before it can
rotate
in the right
direction.

so, i’m gonna
get another
pair of shoes
and keep going.
because you’re
anything
but easy,
and
i wanna
get wise
like a tree
for you.
because you mean
all
of Saturn’s
rings to me.

and sometimes
your hair
looks so dark
i swear
the stars
confuse it
for the night sky
and jump
right in.
so, let me
make my
wishes
on you.

because you’re like a once
every 4 ½ billion years.
and it’s about time
i met the end
of evolution’s arrow.

 

-em

Em Collins

Em Collins

I am an astronomically enthused poet with roots. Based in Calgary, AB -- I'm originally from the Midwest where I attended university.
I continue to write and perform poetry but now I have the Rockies as my audience.
Em Collins

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