Northwords Now

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by Shane Strachan

The sky is midnight blue
as the crescent moon x-rays
the weeds in our garden,
printing negatives on the backs
of my eyelids as you bend
down to blow a steaming gust
at the dandelion clock –
it dances itself empty, sends up
its parachutes on a new journey
to take root
                        under someone else’s sky.

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