Far points of light in Zodiac’s black veil,
lights that brawl the night, heroes that race
from Babylon to Rome… Constellations,
bright brail of lights, ceiling Sistine of stars.
Hieroglyphs etched bold upon the sky.
What lies beneath this scrim of distant fire,
beneath the trace of fish, of ram and bear,
Lakota’s hand at rest upon Orion,
stars of luck, of love, scorpion and swan…
Celestial lights birthed dying into ice
—abyss, black mare; or chariots of fire.