Wednesday, January 25, 2017

"Security Blanket" by Sierra July, Frequent Contributor

Security Blanket
Sierra July

She spun a blanket out of dark
Plastered it with stars and moon,
Small planets, creamy galaxies
Satellites, spacecraft or two

At night she spread her creation
And paid it no more mind
Because she had a greater thrill
Marveling at the faces that gazed
Up at her work instead


Poet's Notes: While to some night can seem a frightening time, and often rightly so, I find peace looking up at the night sky. Thinking of the expression "blanket of night," I wrote this poem based on a fantasy: Mother Nature weaving stars, moon, and other celestial bodies (and some man-made space occupants for fun) into the black.

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