Stars in the Night
by Ute Carson
Literary Yard, June 2019

I remember many delights.
Riding my mare bareback across a meadow.
My naked toes brushing the tips of dew-moistened grass.
Waking up in my lover's arms,
feeling my heart race.
Cradling our baby,
my breath caressing its fox-red down.
All these precious moments glimmer
in a starless night.

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