Canvas of Stars

He fills his canvas 
with stars
and he surrounds them 
with a dark background. 
There’s a moon as well.
It looks like a horn 
that blows light.
A lost airplane 
does not make it 
to the canvas. 
A crippled star 
does not shine 
like the other stars.
It’s a sigh of a star. 
It does not shy away. 
It is not going away. 
It hangs on for dear life.
He fills it with enough
light to survive.

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