If Only, If Only

if only, if only
the stars weren’t so lonely

with great space between
tell me, what does it mean

might we now in time
be closer than rhyme

 

inspired by Annie at What the Woman Wrote
(https://whatthewomanwrote.wordpress.com/)
and Louis Sachar in Holes
(Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1998)

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