photo of night sky as stars move across it

Automaton

All the stars that crowd the ether—
Unremarkable, compliant—
Travel routes which are reliant
On the plan prescribed by nature.
Men’s desires have deceived her
As she dwindles, meek and pliant,
Though I bid her stay defiant.
Once the pivot passed beneath her
Never could she make a detour.


8 thoughts on “Automaton

  1. luckygurl says:

    Damn. Just… damn. ‘this is the kind of poem I hope I can write someday. One where each line is so closely woven with the next that it’s hard to pull out one line to admire… they’re all so tightly looped together. (I am a very, very beginner poet!!) Thank you for writing this. So inspiring.

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