Tag Archive: Orion

First Dates Are Tricky

I picked her up 8 PM

As she locked the front door
I stood aside breathing in deeply
the cold winter sky

Where are we off to?
she asked excitedly

Pointing up I blurted
Orion Nebula, a star-forming region
below Rigel and Betelgeuse
there’s some folks I’d like you to meet

After staring at me long and hard, she said
Wait here a moment, let me grab my gloves

Chagall 2015

Mr. Todo’s List

Slapped, popped, miffed.
Slipped, pooped, missed.

Slept, peeked, mist.
Spent, packed, must.

Spilled, piled, mauled.
Spoilage, pillage, mileage.

Sparrows, pillows, hedgerows.
Persimmons, marshmallow fluff.

© Carlos Chagall, 2013

Here But Not

I have special drops
I place in my eyes,
to over-dilate my pupils.

To let in light
from distant stars,
ancient pink,
blue and white.

I trace a line,
from here to there,
with the glow-tip
of a Marlboro red,

from Orion, to Andromeda,
along nebulae and pulsars,
long gone ago,
but still my sky.

© Carlos Chagall, 2013


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