---- Jeanne Mackin,
Her most recent novel is "The Beautiful American"
No use trying to begin
At some starting point
The universe is on a
Stars don’t even know
They are in retreat,
Or donning fine fire, burning
Nothing began, nothing ended
Arrival was instantaneous. You know this.
You kept your eye everywhere:
Inside where moist organs mouth
And when staring at life
As it unfolds
We reach out for time, more time
As it evaporates
As we touch its arriving star dust
With empty hands
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Tish Pearlman is a poet, writer, broadcast journalist and community and political activist originally from Manhattan Beach, California. She is creator and host of the award-winning public radio interview show "Out of Bounds," which is produced in Ithaca, New York. In 2008, the program was awarded "Outstanding Public Affairs Program Series" by the New York State Broadcasters Association. She is the 2013-2014 Poet Laureate of Tompkins County, NY.
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