The Reciprocity of the Night Sky by Jessica Fischoff

You spent three nights
Pressed to a telescope
Searching the darkest scatterings of universe
For patchwork
As if we’ve lost something in the seams
There is more to know
Than we have time to consider
More to live
Than breaths to get us there
Without a lens
Paint dries
Colors mix
Ink bleeds
Punctuation surpasses words
Surpasses ego
Will keep us 
In orbit
The stars
Do not care
How we connect them
That we let them burn

Jessica Fischoff graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in English and Journalism and entered the MFA in Creative Nonfiction program at The University of Pittsburgh where she took her first poetry classes. Years later, she is just getting back to writing after a long break. 

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