a zoo in hell




she is rattling 
off B, R, Z, T, and 145, 658, or 367
focused sharp
to receive 
light from stars
12 billion years old

she has to wait
for dark
for the sun to 
bring its heat elsewhere
the nearest star
is too easy to see

the enigma is rapture
stars she longs for 
are so old that they 
will only
arrive after her sun
has gone cold