"In the Sky Tonight" by Chella Courington

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In the Sky Tonight

The cut of a crescent moon
recalls my lover's lip. Cratered in hunger

red as dragon fruit, fiery flesh, soft &
watery. Andromeda's Galaxy

halo of stars, blinding white & cobalt
blue, is the iris of my lover's eye

pupil growing wide
spirals me in darkness.

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Chella Courington is a writer and teacher with a Ph.D. in American and British Literature and an MFA in Poetry. Her poems appear in numerous anthologies and journals, including Spillway, Gargoyle, Pirene's Fountain, and The Los Angeles Review. Originally from the Appalachian South, Courington lives in Santa Barbara, CA, with another writer and two cats. Her website is chellacourington.net.

Headshot: Jerry Gomez

Photo Credit: Mathew Haddad