crayola glowing the dark

& over there, just south of the port side of the big
dipper, that's called robert johnson & lennie tristano
in a three-legged race,
one night it simply appeared
in the autumn sky like it was next spring's best bird,
hovered there a hair's breadth then caromed across
the dark like crayola at the stick of an incandescent
single wing careering off on her undercover course

Jeffrey Little | Mudlark No. 15
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