Archive for January, 2012

Of Stars and Sky

by Michael Ashley

when my father
pointed out the belt
and sword

I never really saw it

he called it Orion
and told me
when we weren’t together
we’d both be able to see it

recently it dawned
this was his half-arsed
way of saying goodbye

perhaps if I’d been
a little older

I may have made more
of the moment

but even today I can’t make
out The Hunter

it all still looks like sky
to me.

Michael Ashley is a 30 year old man who lives in Huddersfield. In between the humdrum of life and walking his dogs, he writes a little poetry.



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