The stars stood still and naked Dec 8, 2008

Stars Don't Stand she says,
small & tuggeing my sleeve.

O Young One i laugh, smile,
face turn'd down. You're Right—

The Stars i say They Danse
For Aeons & All Across The Sky

    Which i add Is Small To Them

Stars Aren't Naked she says,
skeptical & wryly smileing.

O My Wise Little One i chuckle,
we cheek'd by pale blue light—

The Stars Are The Most Naked,
For They Shine Themselves Out

    Until They Are Exhausted, & Nothing.

it's past your bed time, my sweet,
& cold—let's go inside.