STAR-STEPPIN

by joannagilmanhyde

The Hawk Queen Bed 9:47am

When I paint My Staircase

glossy black

to lead up to My Canvas

titled “I Poured Out

My Black Heart”

I will be laying

the foundation

of sky on steps

to highlight the wafting

cat hair galaxies

stray stars

of dust

& every trace

of human