The Lonely Starfish

I went to the sky
And there was a starfish
We did not belong there

Instead of the ground
He favored the screw
The heavens and their brutal blue

Am I so alone
That all you see in my eyes
Is the starfish

Where once I saw stars
I now see squid

Where once my master spoke to me
Now he is silent silent

Banishing me from his kingdom
With a sweep of an orange finger

Lovely, lovely
That you are to me

But my master’s face
Sullen and purple

In repose
As he speaks to me

A face
As round
As the moon

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