Title: Stars

Author: Mary Macpherson

In: Sport 27: Spring 2001

Publication details: Fergus Barrowman, October 2001

Part of: Sport

Keywords: Verse Literature

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Sport 27: Spring 2001

Mary Macpherson — Stars

page 118

Mary Macpherson


Stars float down.
They fall
with a sucking

Are the stars attractive
like this? he asks.

He chooses a star
for her. You have
a big star, he says.

Stars fade
like an old radio programme.
She can never remember
when sleep comes,
or stars tune out.

In the morning
she sees cobwebs.
The stars are
green fuzz.
She mistakes them
for lichen.