and the last one for tonight…

stars seem untethered
but even they are bound by their own form of gravity
and we think north is up
but the universe has no such relativity.
we can walk on the planet’s underbelly
and never might it occur to us
we are hanging from the world in a different direction
than yesterday.
stars don’t know ‘up’.
stars don’t know Newton’s theories, falling apples, rotating satellites.
stars don’t know we draw lines with our fingers
between celestial bodies,
shaping sense from senselessness,
numbering infinity.
stars only spin
in their cosmic designations,
born,
burning,
and dying in a
flattened ring of light
as they were always meant to.

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