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On Selfishness

"Don't let's ask for the moon.    
We have the stars."
 
--Bette Davis  
††  
I was on the roof, naked of shame, †  
a big dipper of verse ladling from †  
the night one bulb at a time until †  
holding a swollen bag of stars †  
bursting its seam with poem. †  
† †
Who cared if the moon was alone? †  
~
Ahavati
Written by Ahavati
Published | Edited 19th Mar 2020
Author's Note
Unedited poem written circa 2000, published in 2009, for Rob & Uma's earliest scribbles comp: https://deepundergroundpoetry.com/forum/competitions/read/11178/

Unfortunately, all of my older,...
Unedited poem written circa 2000, published in 2009, for Rob & Uma's earliest scribbles comp: https://deepundergroundpoetry.com/forum/competitions/read/11178/

Unfortunately, all of my older, pre-sabbatical/mothering writings were stored in a hope chest stolen from a storage bin around 1995 or so.
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