Allegory
Farryl Last


the earth shall be
the one who moves
said Copernicus

and the universe

obliged. flightless
citadel

unspilled

but secret
expansion pulled darkly
at the seams.

small forces
the universe
             spills

like mountaintop glory-

of-the-snow

holy holy

I remember

it says
the house
the coffeeliquid sky

once.
            how close
                    the first stars
in the first night, roaring.

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