Chris A. Smith
I’ve seen the Southern Cross,
blue-white under the heavens,
visible even to my untrained eyes,
and California stars aren’t so different,
just a reshuffling of dark and light,
spilled across the sky,
like glitter on a wide black canvas.
Chris A. Smith is a writer and journalist in San Francisco, and you can find his work at muckrack.com/chris-smith-45.