The Constellation

when our reality
feels too big & too beautiful
to have happened to us,
we say it was “written in the stars”

but i have to wonder
who was the first of us
to look up and see
shapes of stories
in the void
between the lights?

who was the first legend
to be immortalized
in the endlessness of the sky?

isn’t it transcendental
that for the things
we can’t explain,
we look to the heavens
and ask the stars,

This is the April 2023 installment of the 11 Months, 11 Readings series, which features a new poem each month inspired by an Oreanam Oracle card that is drawn by the author on the first day of each month.

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Featured Photo by Elayna Mae Darcy © 2023

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