Urban Stars

Katherine Cash

There are stars in the sky 
 Lined up in rows 
In one, I spy a woman taking off her clothes 
In another, there is a couple shouting out their woes 

When did the stars become so narrow? 
When did they fall in line? 
What exactly are they climbing to?  
-that red blinking light in the sky! 

I miss the hunter; 
I miss the bears; 
I miss the dogs- 
How they bite and tear. 

Crabs, Bulls, and Dragons (oh my!) 
   Dying twins- heroes of old. 

Stories etched in the sky itself 
Erase them! 
    Erase them well 
Fill the sky with senseless human greed 
  As if that is all we need.