fileg (fileg) wrote,
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fileg

april

The Second Kingdom
Richard Brautigan


In the first kingdom
of the stars,
everything is always
half-beautiful.

Your fingernails
are angels
sleeping after
a long night
of making love.

The sound of
your eyes: snow
coming down
the stairs
of the wind.

Your hair
is the color
of God picking
flowers.

In the second
kingdom of the stars
there is only

you






(an uncollected piece)
First Published
Epos 8(2) Winter 1956
Tags: poetry
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