for jennifer with apologies to cummings

if dank had positive connotations,
i'd say the air was dank

september night air approaches dewpoint
cooluscious temperature changes the tone
of leaves's breezerustle to

those stars you've all heard so much about

you are connecting constellation dots
with my finger
putting names to them for me

when your smallasrain right hand
touched my clumsy left wrist
i saw us point at only stars

Dan Waber

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