We would drive out of town in my Uncle's jeep

up in the hills above the suburbs,  miles off the highway 

 

I brought a 12 pack of cheap beer,

she brought an old telescope

 

She preferred a certain part of the sky 

particular constellations

 

Her favorites were not the brightest

obscure in both name and history 

sometimes I could not even see it

                                                                     It's there.  You just have to take my word for it 

 

Her sister said she had a star map glued to the ceiling

over her bed, with that part circled

 

After the accident,  I never saw her room,

or the bed or the map 

 

                                                                                     You just have to take my word for it      

 

Last week I drove my Sentra out of town away from the lights but

the only thing in the night sky were clouds 

 

 

 

 

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